Spring Forum Policy Pitch Competition
CPF Voluntary Director Job
CPF Chairman John Penrose in ConHome
Next CPF Paper: Policing
Online Forum Contributions
2020 Upcoming Papers
Have you got a brilliant policy idea?
Do you have a brilliant policy idea you'd like to share at Spring Forum? The Conservative Policy Forum is running a Policy Pitch competition, showcasing some of the best new ideas from the membership. This is a fantastic opportunity to raise awareness of challenges our country faces, be they big or small, and propose solutions to the national convention.
Proposers of the best ideas will be invited to present their proposals for debate at Spring Forum. A final vote by all attendees at the debate will determine which policy pitch wins. The winner will subsequently be given the opportunity to discuss their proposal with a relevant minister.
To find out more, visit www.conservativepolicyforum.com. To take part, write your policy idea in no more than 250 words and send it to email@example.com by Monday 30th March. Please note, successful applicants will need to attend the conference and will have a maximum of two minutes to present their pitch.
Could you be the next CPF Voluntary Party Director?
Now Flick Drummond has been elected to parliament, we are looking for someone who is passionate about the CPF to build on our recent successful record of growth and influence.
You will become a senior member of the national CPF Management Committee, accountable to the CPF Chairman and Vice-Chairman. You will be responsible for developing and implementing plans to increase the membership, geographic representation and activity of the CPF, and ensuring the Voluntary Party is ready and able to deliver them.
If you think you have what it takes, please send your CV and cover-letter to firstname.lastname@example.org by 12 noon Friday 28th February
John Penrose: Grassroots Tories, the Conservative Policy Forum needs you
The next five years could redefine Britain for a generation at least. Brexit will create an inflection point for our country; a moment of change at least as big and important as the one faced by the post-war Attlee Government that founded the NHS and the modern welfare state.
So where will our next set of big, era-defining ideas come from? What will our generation leave to our children and grandchildren, to match the NHS and the welfare state?
The Conservative Policy Forum (CPF), the Party’s internal think-tank (which I chair), stands ready to play its part in finding them. We regularly ask Conservative members what they think about key policy areas, tapping into the collective wisdom and experience of the Tory crowd on everything from health, education, and policing to foreign policy and defence.
Next CPF Paper: Policing
Ahead of the Police & Crime Commissioner elections on 7th May, this consultation paper is on policing and crime prevention. This should help members and other supporters with the knowledge to campaign for our fantastic PCCs on the doorsteps, and we anticipate that your local input will prove invaluable to your PCC candidates. For more details on our plans for 2020, please visit our website.
CPF's monthly webinars with policy experts are a fantastic opportunity to hear from leaders in our party - from the comfort of your own home! Our next CPF Webinar will take place on 26th February, where one of our PCC candidates will share their thoughts on the Policing paper and take questions from attendees. Register as a member on the new website to access this webinar.
Online Forum Contributions
Here are just a few of the new contributions to our New Ideas Forum on the new website. Become a member to find out more or share your own policy suggestions.
The idea come from the following facts:
1) our current pension pot is limited.
2) we have a larger number of people claiming or planing to claim pensions
3) mental health issues related to loneliness and isolation increases when people retire.
My idea is to stagger pensions
60yrs offer to reduce the working week by 1 day depending on job and persons ability to do the job, at the same time giving either 1/5 of their pension. This is a choice.
65yrs offer to further reduce days either 1 or 2 days and increase to 2/5 or 3/5 of pension (still a choice, and depending on the persons ability to do the job).
70yrs offer to further reduce 1 or 2 days and receive the part pension until they chose to give up work. ... Read more from this post on our website
Most people do not have access to charge their cars at home. Remote charging points are few, they are always occupied by fully charged cars and do not really fast charge. So why don't we force car companies to standardise the battery size and its connections and allow for them to be robotically swapped at a garage just like you fill up with fuel. In this way the battery is hired so the car can be cheaper, charging times are minimal, you reuse garage infrastructure which could also charge the batteries by solar. This solution would allow todays 2035 target for getting rid of petrol cars.
There can be little doubt that almost everywhere the natural world is in a state of rapid decline and that this is due almost entirely to destructive economic activity. The environment's darkest hour is yet to come - things will inevitably get worse before they get better almost whatever we do, but it's never too late to turn the wheel and now is the perfect opportunity for the Conservative Party to step up to the plate and lead - not just the country - but the world in creating a new economic paradigm that values, protects and enhances Nature instead of destroying it. At the moment the natural world is treated abysmally by economic forces because that's where most economic incentives lead. However we can change this by making doing the right thing by Nature more profitable than the wrong, and that of course includes GHG emissions.... Read more from this post on our website
2020 at a glance
We are coming to the end of our consultation period for the Queens Speech. If you have not yet managed to attend a CPF group discussion let your association know you would like to organise one before March 1st. Here are the rest of the papers for this year so you can get organised in advance.
Our 2020 policy consultation paper plan
20 Jan – 1 MarQueen’s Speech
17 Feb – 29 MarPolicing
11 May – 12 JulThe Environment and Animal Welfare
13 Jul – 13 SepInfrastructure, investment and Devolution
14 Sep – 25 OctWorkers and Families
26 Oct – 13 DecPublic Services
4 Jan – 14 Feb 2021The Union and Constitution
15 Feb – 28 Mar 2021The Justice System
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