Economics & Social Policy

  • Economics & Social Policy

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    By encouraging responsibility by individuals, government and business we believe that growth can be secured, public services improved and better outcomes delivered for families across the UK.

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    About Economics & Social Policy
  • Summer Budget 2015: Policy Exchange analysis

    Policy Exchange's Economics team take a detailed look at the Summer Budget, including the impact of the Living Wage, the reduced pace of departmental spending cuts and the government's fundamental shift in welfare policy.

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    Summer Budget 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.

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    Economics Manifesto
  • The Central Contradiction of Capitalism?

    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.

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    Piketty
  • 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

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Latest Economics & Social Policy Publications

  • 05 March 2015 | No Worker Left Behind: How to improve pay and work for the low paid

    • No Worker Left Behind calls for every person in full time work to receive a 'Living Income' - enough money after taxes and benefits to provide a socially-acceptable standard of living. We can do so by aligning and raising National Insurance and Income tax thresholds to a level where a person on full time work on the minimum wage would be taken out of tax altogether.

  • 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.

Latest Economics & Social Policy Blogs

  • 13 July 2015 | Additional Policy Exchange analysis of Summer Budget 2015

    • Policy Exchange takes a more detailed look at the Summer Budget, including: the impact of the Living Wage; the reduced pace of departmental spending cuts; the fundamental shift in welfare policy; what awaits Housing Associations; and the impact of changes to energy levies.

  • 08 July 2015 | Summer Budget 2015: Policy Exchange analysis

    • Policy Exchange's Steve Hughes and Jonathan Dupont analyse today's Summer Budget, including a look at how the National Living Wage will work, further detail on the Conservatives' fiscal rules, and the impact on social housing.

Latest Economics & Social Policy Event

  • 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.

  • 04 February 2015 | Where Next for Welfare?

    • To mark the launch of Policy Exchange's Welfare Manifesto, we are delighted to welcome The Rt Hon David Blunkett MP. Mr Blunkett will outline what he thinks a welfare state fit for the 21st century should look like, and what principles should underpin it.