Dominic Raab was appointed Brexit secretary in July 2018 following the resignation of David Davis. He served just five months until he resigned in November 2018.
Raab has published a number of reports with the right-wing think tank, the Centre for Policy Studies, including:
February 2013: Capitalism for the Little Guy: 10 ways to extend competition and strengthen consumer clout. among the policy proposals in this paper were:
- Phase out state-backed subsidies for renewable energy technologies;
- Government should lift the bar on profit-making companies running academies and free schools;
- Level the playing field between public and private sector service providers.
July 2012: Unleashing the British Underdog: 10 bets on the little guy. This included an array of policy proposals, including:
- Opening up the scheme that sponsors children from all backgrounds to go to private schools;
- Fast-tracking 'Troops to Teachers', a scheme that encouraged more schools staffed by veterans to be set up in areas of deprivation (which, when later implemented, attracted very few applicants);
- Teaching refugees English on arrival; and
- Tax breaks for start-ups and micro-businesses, such as exemptions on employers’ NI contributions and cuts in business rates
November 2011: Escaping the straight jacket: 10 regulatory reforms to create jobs. This proposes 'seven changes to domestic legislation and regulations, and three changes to EU agreements, which could stimulate job creation'. These included:
- Introducing no fault dismissal for underperforming employees;
- Requiring a majority of support from balloted members for any strike in the emergency and transport sectors;
- Abolishing the Working Time Regulations, which transpose the EU Working Time Directive into UK law;
- Abolishing the Agency Workers Regulations 2010 (which gives agency workers the right to the same basic employment and working conditions as full-time staff and gives effect in UK law to the EU's Temporary and Agency Workers Directive); and
- The reform of TUPE regulations, another EU regulation that preserves employees' terms and conditions when a business is transferred to a new employer.
- David Cameron hands junior jobs to his harshest critics in ministerial reshuffle The Telegraph, 12 May 2015, accessed 13 May 2015
- Dominic Raab, www.parliament.uk, accessed 5 November 2012.
- Esher & Walton Parliamentary constituency BBC News, accessed 21 May 2015
- Capitalism for the Little Guy, CPS website, Feb 2013
- Unleashing the British Underdog, CPS, July 2012
- ESCAPING THE STRAIT JACKET, CPS website, 16 November 2011