• Jim Murphy's valedictory speech

    Outgoing leader of the Scottish Labour Party Jim Murphy delivered his final address as party leader at Policy Exchange.

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    Britain's forgotten class
  • Overlooked But Decisive

    Despite their overwhelming importance, “squeezed middle” voters - those in the C1/C2 socio-economic classes - across England’s most marginal seats feel overlooked and unrepresented. Overlooked But Decisive examines the values and political attitudes of this group and develops a detailed profile of this groups values and beliefs.

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    Bringing big data techniques to London
  • Big Data in the Big Apple

    The Capital City Foundation, Policy Exchange's London-focused unit has released its first report, Big Data in the Big Apple. The report highlights the success of New York's Mayor’s Office of Data Analytics and looks at how we could introduce such a system here.

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    Charles Moore joins Policy Exchange
  • Charles Moore joins Policy Exchange as Visiting Scholar

    Policy Exchange is delighted to announce the appointment of Charles Moore - the authorised biographer of Margaret Thatcher and one of Britain’s most widely read and respected columnists - as its newest Visiting Scholar. Charles will focus on the lessons of Margaret Thatcher’s career for the current political era. Read more

    Steve Hilton joins PX as Visiting Scholar
  • Capital City Foundation

    The Capital City Foundation is a new policy unit devoted to the continued prosperity and progress of London.  It aims to be London’s most influential think tank, taking a long-term look at how to improve the lives of current and future Londoners to protect its standing as the greatest city on earth.

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    Capital City Foundation

In the news

  • 22 June 2015 | Higher education cash should go to ‘falling over’ FE

    • In an interview with FE Week, Policy Exchange's Head of Education Jonathan Simons calls for BIS to divert cash from universities to Further Education.

  • 18 June 2015 | Earlier end to subsidies for new UK onshore wind farms

    • Following the government's announcement that new onshore wind farms will be excluded from a subsidy scheme a year earlier than expected, BBC environment analyst Roger Harrabin argues the reason might be revealed by Policy Exchange research which found that the government has run out of money in its energy subsidies programme.

New publications

  • 15 June 2015 | Overlooked But Decisive: Connecting with England’s Just about Managing classes

    • Despite their overwhelming importance, “squeezed middle” voters - those in the C1/C2 socio-economic classes - across England’s most marginal seats feel overlooked and unrepresented. Overlooked but Decisive examines the values and political attitudes of this group and develops a detailed profile of this groups values and beliefs.

  • 30 March 2015 | Clearing the Fog of Law: Saving our armed forces from defeat by judicial diktat

    • Clearing the Fog of Law shows that misguided human rights laws mean British troops operating in the heat of battle are now being held to the same standard as police officers patrolling the streets on a Saturday night in the West End. The report calls for British forces to operate under the rules of the Geneva Conventions, rather than the ECHR, in future conflicts.

Blogs

  • 25 June 2015 | When is a government bank not a government bank?

    • Richard Howard, Policy Exchange's Head of Environment & Energy, comments on the government's announcement that it wishes to part-privatise the Green Investment Bank. Whilst such a move may make things easier for the Bank, Richard questions whether the Bank would not just become the same as any other commercial bank, in which case why retain a stake at all?

  • 16 June 2015 | The Conservatives must become the party for the ‘just about managing’ class

    • James Frayne, Policy Exchange's Director of Policy and Strategy, sets out the findings from Overlooked But Decisive, our new report profiling C1 and C2 voters. Such voters values above all else family and fairness. This means these voters want an active, practical approach from Government that helps improve their everyday lives. But they also want to see the Government create a fairer system where hard work and playing by the rules is rewarded and the opposite punished.

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