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07 April 2014 | Quality of Teaching in Early Years with Elizabeth Truss MP

  • Policy Exchange is delighted to host Elizabeth Truss MP, Minister for Education and Childcare, to speak on how we can improve the quality of Early Years teaching. The Minister will discuss how quality in Early Years teaching can be defined and measured, how it can be improved, and how mechanisms including the Early Years Pupil Premium, as announced in the recent Budget, might help to improve social mobility.

  • 25 March 2014 | Modernising the Magistracy with Rt Hon Damian Green MP

  • We are pleased to welcome Damian Green MP, Minister for Policing, Criminal Justice and Victims, as he sets out his plans to shape the magistracy to make it fit for the future demands of the 21st Century.

  • 18 March 2014 | Swift and Certain Punishment: Gearing the criminal justice system to change behaviour

  • Policy Exchange is delighted to host Keith Humphreys, Professor of Psychiatry at Stanford University and former senior drugs policy advisor to President Obama, for a lecture and discussion about how policymakers can better gear the criminal justice system to change behaviour and substantially cut reoffending.

  • 12 March 2014 | Policy Exchange Pre-Budget Briefing

  • We are delighted to be hosting a cross-party panel of politicians to discuss what they think should be the focus of the 2014 Budget. MPs Nadhim Zahawi, Jeremy Browne and Lord John McFall will join Policy Exchange's Head of Economic & Social Policy Ruth Porter and The Guardian's Chief Political Correspondent Nick Watt for what will doubtless be a fascinating discussion of the final Budget before the election.

  • 11 March 2014 | Help to Save: Defusing the pensions time bomb

  • Having enough money to live on in retirement should be something that everyone desires, yet in the UK we simply do not save enough to even get close. With the proportion of the population over 65 likely to reach nearly a quarter by 2050, such undersaving is a timebomb for the public finances. In most cases, the Government’s auto-enrolment scheme falls short of helping people to save enough to meet the recommended retirement income of around £16,000.

  • 11 March 2014 | Privatising Justice: Myths, Threats, Opportunities with Chris Grayling

  • Policy Exchange is delighted to welcome Secretary of State for Justice Chris Grayling to join a panel of experts to discuss the use of the private sector in the justice market over twenty years, its track record of delivery and the impact this has had on services that have not been outsourced.

  • 03 February 2014 | Global Growth: Challenge or opportunity for the UK?

  • This event will assess the size and nature of the challenges we face and whether options exist to boost, rather than damage, our growth potential. It will look at the effect of worldwide consumption trends on the UK, whether the UK faces a long period of relative decline and what future domestic and international growth opportunities the UK could exploit.

  • 30 January 2014 | Can shale gas solve Europe's energy and climate challenges?

  • Europe faces a choice. Should it try and replicate the US boom and exploit its resources of shale gas, or should it act more cautiously? Shale gas exploration has faced moratoriums in several European countries and it could face increasing environmental legislation from the European Commission. This debate will consider how Europe’s policymakers should deal with the opportunities and risks created by the innovation of shale gas.

  • 28 January 2014 | Prisonomics with Vicky Pryce

  • Policy Exchange is delighted to welcome economist Vicky Pryce, to talk about her latest book Prisonomics - inspired by her own personal experience serving time in the British penal system - with James Slack, Home Affairs Editor of the Daily Mail.

  • 16 December 2013 | Matthew Perry on Smarter Justice: Lessons from the American problem-solving court movement

  • Policy Exchange was delighted to host Matthew Perry, star of Friends and The West Wing and West Huddleston, the Chief Executive of the National Association of Drug Court Professionals in the US, for an evening event focusing on criminal justice reform. Perry, who has spoken frankly about his past addiction and substance abuse problems, is a leading advocate of the ‘problem-solving courts’ movement in the United States – an innovative crime-fighting strategy that seeks creative, evidence-based solutions to offending that is fuelled by drugs and alcohol.