Policy Exchange is delighted to welcome Lord David Sainsbury to present the key themes from his book, Progressive Capitalism, which sets out a new approach for policymakers across the political spectrum based on the importance of institutions, the role of the state, and the measurement of economic success defined by social justice as well as economic growth.
This event will launch The Shakepeare Review of Public Sector Information, an independent review into how the public sector can open up and make better use of data. Stephan Shakespeare will outline the findings of his review, and present a national data strategy to make the most of the amazing opportunities for economic growth we have through the use of open data.
This event will look at how we need to rethink urban design and mobility in a more creative way. It will consider whether we can build on car-sharing initiatives, the impact of driverless cars on communities and the effectiveness of current policy mechanisms around electric vehicles.
Though it is often noted that some 75% of customers claiming Jobseekers Allowance who come the doors of Jobcentre Plus are off benefit again within six months, it is less well known that only around half of these are still in work eight months later; a third are claiming benefits again. With this in mind, we ask whether it is time for fundamental reform of Jobcentre Plus and what models for reform might help more people get into and stay in work?
In this keynote speech, Michael Fallon will set out the Coalition's ambitious plans for 2013/14 to be the year to reform Royal Mail through the introduction of private capital and the largest employee share scheme for 25 years to create a better capitalised, more flexible company.
This event looks at some of the sophisticated and fast-evolving techniques in online intelligence in the context of broader questions of cyber governance and security, including whether cyber space is really governable, the difference in monitoring techniques between government and big business, how vulnerable citizens are and an analysis of the impact of the recent Communications Bill.
Policy Exchange is delighted to be hosting education secretary Rt Hon Michael Gove MP, Rt Hon Lord Mandelson and Charles Moore, authorised biographer of Margaret Thatcher and former Chairman of Policy Exchange, to discuss Margaret Thatcher's legacy and her impact on the modernisation of the Conservative party.
This event will examine what the realistic impact of nanotechnology might be. It will ask whether we can attain high-precise atomic manufacturing capabilities, whether the UK should channel its energy into areas of current strength like nanomedicine, what the possible risks of the technology are and what policy makers should be doing to help advance nanotechnology.
This will be the first in a series of Policy Exchange events exploring the future of the public sector in the digital age. Leading figures from the UK administration, including Rohan Silva, Tom Loosemore and Tim Kelsey, will join us to reflect on the journey to date and to discuss their perspectives on the path ahead.
Policy Exchange is delighted to host a debate in partnership with City Year exploring the economic and social case for expanding British national civic service models and whether such schemes can be utilised to reduce youth unemployment.