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Bright Blue responds to the keynote speech by the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, which includes the announcement of the phase out of the UK's remaining coal-fired power stations. Bright Blue has for some time been pushing for an early, managed phase out of the UK’s remaining coal-fired power stations. These proposals are set out in Green…
Bright Blue has launched a new report calling on the Government to introduce a ‘graduate levy’ on large graduate employers to subsidise a new lifetime loan account to enable all UK and EU adults to pay for several Higher Education (HE) courses in England throughout their lives The report, entitled Going part-time, highlights the worrying decline in participation in part-time…
Bright Blue has launched a new report calling on the Government to make the receipt of Child Benefit conditional upon parents of three and four year old children (and two year old children for the most deprived parents) enrolling their children in quality pre-school education. The new report, entitled Reducing poverty by promoting more diverse social networks for disadvantaged people…
Director of Bright Blue, Ryan Shorthouse, said: "The Chancellor is right to enable parents with young children to transfer any of their unused Shared Parental Leave to their working grandparents, as recommended by Bright Blue last year.Grandparents increasingly need to and want to work when they are older. Grandparents in England are already more likely to be in paid work…
The Living Wage commitment will see everyone working at Bright Blue receive a minimum hourly wage of £9.15 - significantly higher than the national minimum wage of £6.50. The Living Wage is an hourly rate set independently and updated annually. The Living Wage is calculated according to the basic cost of living using the ‘Minimum Income Standard’ for the UK.…
Thursday, 27 August 2015 06:57

The Government needs new immigration targets

In advance of the next official quarterly figures on net migration, Bright Blue urges the Government to abandon the net migration target in favour of a target on non-EU gross migration, and calls for new tough rules if the Government fails to meet its targets. Ryan Shorthouse, Director of Bright Blue, said: "The Conservative Government needs to develop a strong…
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