News

CPF Women Entrepreneurs at No.10

On October 15th, CPF Champion for Women Entrepreneurs and founder of Make It Your Business, Alison Cork, and her team of MIYB Local Champions gathered from all corners of the UK for a round table at CCHQ and No.10.

CPF Groups meet PM at No.10

Following the CPF's recent discussion on health and social care, 15 CPF members from 8 CPF Groups last week joined the CPF Champion for Health, Dr Luke Evans, to participate in a roundtable discussion on social care at Number 10 Downing Street.

Disability & Inclusion Discussion Paper

We are delighted that the Minister for Disabled People, Health and Work, Sarah Newton MP, has recorded a short video to help launch this important policy discussion paper on disability and inclusion. Watch the video and download the paper and associated documents.

Progress Report and Updated 2018-19 Programme

As part of the ongoing renewal of the CPF, I thought you would appreciate a quick Progress Report after our highly successful Conference, with news of our updated 2018-19 Programme.

Summary of Health and Social Care Discussion

In response to our discussion on health and social care, we received submissions from 124 CPF groups representing 150 constituencies and at least 1199 members across the country. This represents the largest number of submissions since the 2015 general election (and possibly ever) and more than 10 per cent above the average number of participants.

CPF Award Winners at Party Conference

Thirty CPF groups were presented with Director's Awards at the CPF Drinks Reception, held at the Party Conference. The BANES CPF group earned a particular mention because their coordinator was invited during the conference to discuss his proposal in greater detail with no fewer than three of the Prime Minister's policy advisers.

Digital Age Discussion Paper

We hope that you have seen the encouraging formal responses that we received to our discussions on the environment, on skills & training and on Conservatives values. We are pleased to publish this new discussion paper on the challenge and opportunities of the digital age.

Search for new CPF Voluntary Party Director

The three-year term of our current CPF Voluntary Party Director is drawing to a close, so we are commencing the search for someone who is passionate about the CPF and who can build on our recent successful record of growth and influence.

Feedback on Skills & Training and Environment discussions

The CPF’s Paper 1/2018 on “Skills and Training for a 21st Century Workforce” and Paper 2/2018 on “Conservative Conservation” were excellent discussions. The Papers are diverse, wide-ranging and engaging; their suggestions for policy development are both thoughtful and compelling. We very much value the direct input of CPF members into our work here in Downing Street, and I am very pleased, on behalf of Gavin Barwell as Chief of Staff, to enclose formal feedback to several issues that were raised.