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  • 23 April 2015 | Richard Howard on BBC Radio 4 discussing fuel poverty

    • Richard Howard, Policy Exchange's Head of Environment & Energy, appears on BBC Radio 4's You and Yours programme to discuss fuel poverty. Richard makes the case from our Warmer Homes report that energy efficiency is the most effective way to tackle fuel poverty and that the government must scale up its ambitions in this area.

  • 14 April 2015 | FactCheck Q&A: the Tories’ right to buy plan

    • Channel 4's FactCheck website credits Policy Exchange's Ending Expensive Social Tenancies report with influencing the Conservative manifesto's pledge to make councils sell their most expensive social housing as it becomes vacant and use the proceeds to fund construction of more, good quality affordable homes.

  • 14 April 2015 | Policy Exchange in the Conservative 2015 Manifesto

    • Policy Exchange was delighted to see the Conservative Manifesto adopt so many of our policy recommendations from the past 5 years, particularly in the fields of Housing & Planning and Crime & Justice.

Blogs

  • 15 April 2015 | The public supports selling off most expensive council properties

    • Chris Walker, Policy Exchange's Head of Housing & Planning, examines the results of polling commissioned by Policy Exchange on how far the public support the Conservatives' proposed plans to force councils to sell off expensive social housing and use the proceeds to build more affordable homes.

  • 01 April 2015 | “I can’t do maths”

    • Natasha Porter, Policy Exchange's Deputy Head of Education, criticises the social acceptance of poor numeracy as innate - that one can naturally be "bad at maths". She reiterates the call from our Education Manifesto for all students to be made to study maths to age 18.

  • 31 March 2015 | The ECHR must no longer apply to our armed forces in wartime

    • Tom Tugendhat, former Military Assistant to the Chief of the Defence Staff and co-author of Policy Exchange’s new Clearing the Fog of Law report sets out the report on ConservativeHome. He calls for to the UK to derogate from the European Convention on Human Rights for all future overseas armed conflicts, following instead the rules laid down in the Geneva Conventions.

Press Releases

  • 30 March 2015 | British troops can’t win if human rights law replaces Geneva Conventions on the battlefield

    • Policy Exchange paper says judges now threaten the fighting capacity of Britain’s armed forces - not least because  enemy combatants have been granted the right to sue the Government for breaching their human rights.

  • 09 March 2015 | New research shows Free Schools boost performance of local schools

    • Free Schools are raising standards for other pupils across the local community, especially in some of the poorest performing schools, as well for the pupils who attend them. A new report, A Rising Tide: the competitive benefits of Free Schools, by leading think tank Policy Exchange, sets out for the first time detailed analysis on the performance of local schools where a Free School has opened.

  • 06 March 2015 | Pay off teachers’ student debt, says Policy Exchange

    • As part of its Education Manifesto, leading think tank Policy Exchange argues that given the twin risks of already declining teacher numbers and the potential from September 2015 of more highly indebted students graduating from university and deciding to go straight into work and not to undertake further teacher training, all parties should commit to a scheme of student loan repayments for some or all teachers who begin teaching in the state sector.

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