• Economics Manifesto

    The Economics Manifesto says that the next government should seek to create a capital-owning democracy for all, so that each and every person in the UK can benefit from economic growth. The report proposes mass distribution of RBS and Lloyds’ shares, compulsory savings, the introduction of a Bonus Isa and a new generation of private sector Premium Bonds.

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    Economics Manifesto
  • 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
  • Garden Villages

    Over one million new homes could be built over the next decade if each of the 353 councils in England built just one garden village of 3,000 new houses. Garden Villages shows how a future government can overcome local opposition to development by devolving powers to set up new garden villages from Whitehall to councils.

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    Garden villages
  • Welfare Manifesto

    The Welfare Manifesto shows how to make the welfare system fit for the 21st Century. The report sets out principles to be make the system simpler, more effective, fairer, more affordable, and reward contribution.

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    Welfare Manifesto
  • Small Pieces Loosely Joined

    Small Pieces Loosely Joined highlights how billions of pounds of taxpayers’ money is being wasted due to the inability of local councils to share and to use technology and data in the most cost effective way. It sets out how councils can save money by making better use of data through sharing and fraud prevention and by replacing bespoke IT systems with an 'app store'.

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    Local digital government

In the news

  • 26 February 2015 | It’s dangerous just to let radicalised Britons go and join Isis

    • Writing in The Guardian, Shiraz Maher, author of Policy Exchange's report Ties that Bind, cites comments from former deputy assistant police commissioner Peter Clarke at Policy Exchange in 2003 saying that Britain had largely become a "net exporter of terrorism".

  • 20 February 2015 | Landscape panel tackles green infrastructure funding question

    • Horticulture Week quotes Policy Exchange's Environment & Energy Research Fellow Katherine Drayson from her talk at a recent Rethinking Landscapes debate. Katherine argued that, with austerity not yet at its peak, local action is going to have to pick up some of the slack for green space maintenance.

New publications

  • 24 February 2015 | Economics Manifesto

    • The Economics Manifesto says that the next government should seek to create a capital-owning democracy for all, so that each and every person in the UK can benefit from economic growth. The report proposes mass distribution of RBS and Lloyds’ shares, compulsory savings, the introduction of a  Bonus Isa and a new generation of private sector Premium Bonds.

  • 24 February 2015 | The Central Contradiction of Capitalism? A collection of essays on Capital in the Twenty-First Century

    • This essay collection collates some of the most thought provoking assessments of Thomas Piketty’s book Capital in the Twenty-First Century, and publishes some new ones for the first time.

Blogs

  • 27 February 2015 | There is no evidence cutting tuition fees will increase university applications

    • Jonathan Simons, Policy Exchange's Head of Education, looks at the Labour claim that £9,000 a year tuition fees are putting prospective students off going to university. Jonathan argues that cutting tuition fees would have no appreciable effect on entrance rates, serving only to benefit mostly male higher earners decades from now.

  • 27 February 2015 | Not in the data business? Expect to be out of business within a decade

    • Eddie Copeland, Head of Policy Exchange's Technology Policy Unit, argues that all companies are going to have to become - in part - data companies if they are to survive. If the government is keen on the future success of the economy, Eddie says, they will need to start shouting louder about the need to beef up the data aspects of business.

Latest Events

  • 25 February 2015 | Powering Ahead: a keynote speech from Matthew Hancock

    • Rt Hon Matthew Hancock MP, Minister of State for Energy, Business and Enterprise, will deliver a speech setting out his vision of energy policy going forward. He will argue for an approach based on harnessing the power of markets to deliver cleaner, more sustainable energy – finding cost-effective solutions to persuade people to go green.

  • 24 February 2015 | Where Next for the UK Economy? with Stewart Wood, Jesse Norman, Jeremy Browne and Stephanie Flanders

    • Policy Exchange is delighted to be hosting a cross-party panel on the big questions that will shape the economy over the next five years and beyond. The event will examine how to spread growth throughout the country, how we finish closing the deficit and how we can take advantage of Britain's unique opportunities on an international level.