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Press Releases from 2018

Boost productivity with a new national investment bank

16 February 2018

A state-backed investment bank should be set up to plug the shortfall in lending to small and medium-sized businesses and help tackle the challenge of poor productivity in the UK, a new Civitas report urges today. Investment in the UK has fallen from about a quarter of GDP in 1990, when it was broadly in line with that of other developed economies, to just over 16 per cent - well below that of most…

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Pro-Brexit voices drowned out in BBC news programmes, new analysis shows

24 January 2018

Pro-Brexit views have been under-represented on flagship BBC news programmes for decades, a new report published today by Civitas shows. While a large section of the population have long supported the UK’s withdrawal from the EU, and a majority voted for it in 2016, their views have been heavily marginalised in the Corporation’s news output. For instance, of 4,275 guests talking about the EU on BBC Radio 4’s flagship…

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