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  • 29 July 2014 | Diesel drivers may face higher costs in pollution battle

    • Simon Moore, Senior Research Fellow for Environment & Energy at Policy Exchange, responds to Boris Johnson's plans to improve air quality in London by charging drivers of diesel vehicles an extra £10 on top of the congestion charge. Simon says the proposals give a clear sign that polluters should pay for the problems their vehicles cause.

  • 25 July 2014 | Britain’s recovery outstrips the world

    • Ruth Porter, Head of Economic and Social Policy at Policy Exchange, is quoted on the front cover of The Times responding to the IMF upgrading its growth forecast for the UK. Ruth said that "the IMF is eating humble pie again" as the statistics reveal that the UK is growing faster than every other member of the G7.

  • 25 July 2014 | Ruth Porter on BBC Radio London

    • Ruth Porter, Policy Exchange's Head of Economic and Social Policy, is interviewed by Vanessa Feltz on the UK economy. Ruth argues that, whilst the recent growth figures released by the ONS are positive, we need to look at the overall trends. Whilst the overall trends are good, we still need to ensure wages catch up with economic growth, regain the growth lost during the recession and tackle the UK's debt levels.


  • 29 July 2014 | Argentina is flirting with default – and the consequences could be far-reaching

    • Steve Hughes, Deputy Head of Policy Exchange's Economic and Social Policy Unit, considers the potentially far-reaching consequences of a second Argentinian sovereign debt default. Steve argues that, as a result of the dispute, the precedent of enforcing equal treatment of creditors as interpreted by the US legal system may now have been set, which may also mean that the IMF has to take a different approach to debt restructuring in the future.

  • 24 July 2014 | Why younger voters are moving to the right

    • Nick Faith, Policy Exchange's Director of Communications, looks at the changing outlook of younger voters, and argues that parties ignore younger voters at the expense of the old at their peril. Nick suggests a batch of policies that will appeal to younger voters, including more and better quality homes, extending the NI exemption to 25 year olds to stimulate youth employment and improving the quality of childcare.

  • 23 July 2014 | Stopping the obesity juggernaut will be a real legacy for our children

    • Following his appointment as Senior Research Fellow, James Cracknell outlines the focus of his upcoming work at Policy Exchange. James will explore the long-term impacts of obesity and inactivity on the future of Britain’s economy and health. The project will look at how healthy eating and a more active lifestyle could improve both private and public sector productivity. 

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