Rt Hon Alan Milburn, Chair of the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission, will deliver a keynote speech on the topic of education and social mobility. The speech will examine what actions the next government will need to take to ensure that education, especially technical and vocational education, can play in maximising opportunities for social mobility.
Policy Exchange is hosting a half-day conference looking into the increasing role of the government in the UK's energy market, with keynote speeches from Rt Hon Edward Davey MP, Rt Hon Caroline Flint MP, and Professor Dieter Helm.
This event is a follow up to our Freeing Housing Associations report and will consider the following questions what the future is for affordable housing. It will ask if we actually need social housing grant to deliver the affordable housing we need, if it is realistic or fair to expect housing associations to do more and look at the implications of welfare reform for building affordable homes.
This talk will examine if there really is a childhood obesity epidemic. It will also question how we can tackle it - should we put resources into prevention or intervention? And can we focus on children's weight without damaging them in the process?
Policy Exchange, invites you to the launch of its latest report, Taking its toll: the regressive impact of property crime in Britain. The paper, authored by the Rt Hon David Lammy, MP for Tottenham and Labour Primary Candidate for Mayor of London, examines the impact that burglary, theft and shoplifting is having on people across Britain.
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.
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.
For the second screening from Policy Exchange and the Crossbench Film Society, Jon Cruddas MP will present Fish Tank (2009), an unflinching account of one girl’s tower-block life in Mr Cruddas’s own constituency.
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.