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In the news

  • 04 July 2015 | Criminal with 500 offences avoids jail sentence

    • Following reports that an offender with 500 previous convictions is consistently avoiding prison sentences for his latest crimes, The Daily Telegraph cites comments from David Lammy, MP for Tottenham and author of Taking Its Toll, criticising the effective decriminalisation of certain crimes.

  • 02 July 2015 | Local digital services “not my job” says GDS’s Bracken

    • Computer Weekly covers comments made by GDS chief Mike Bracken at Policy Exchange's recent event on the future of local government. Bracken insisted that the Government Digital Service had no current mandate for local government, and was awaiting direction from the top in this area.

  • 01 July 2015 | Government should follow in private sector’s footsteps if it wants digital to succeed

    • Comments made by panellist Laura Citron at our recent event on the future of digital government are covered in an article by Computer Weekly. Citron called on government to think about the "brand experience" of its websites, which she argues focus too much on pure functionality.

Blogs

  • 06 July 2015 | The Known Unknowns: Summer Budget 2015

    • In the run up to the Summer Budget, Policy Exchange Economics & Social Policy Research Fellow Jonathan Dupont looks at the key questions the government will have to answer on future spending levels.

  • 01 July 2015 | Think of a number

    • Chris Walker, Policy Exchange's Head of Housing & Planning, looks at the various numbers put around for how many new affordable homes need to built a year. Chris argues that, accepting the 240,000 new homes a year needed as set out in the Barker Review, that 40,000 of those new homes should be affordable.

  • 30 June 2015 | What is a coasting school? An answer

    • Jonathan Simons, Policy Exchange's Head of Education, sets out how the government's new measure for coasting schools is likely to work in practice.

Press Releases

  • 02 July 2015 | Policy Exchange makes new appointments to lead its Diverse Communities Unit

    • Leading think tank Policy Exchange has announced new appointments to lead its Diverse Communities Unit. Kulveer Ranger will be the new head of the unit. He takes over from Rishi Sunak who was elected as the Conservative MP for Richmond at the general election.

  • 15 June 2015 | Ignore England’s “squeezed middle” voters at your peril, warns Policy Exchange

    • A major new report, Overlooked but Decisive: Connecting with England’s Just about Managing classes, by leading think tank Policy Exchange examined the values and political attitudes of C1/C2 voters in 119 ‘permanent’ battleground seats in England that are likely to remain critical in future elections. These are the seats that both Labour and the Conservatives  need to secure workable parliamentary majorities. 2011 Census data shows that in the vast majority of these marginal seats, C1/C2 voters make up over half of the electorate.

  • 03 June 2015 | Policy Exchange appoints Charles Moore as a Visiting Scholar

    • Policy Exchange is delighted to announce the appointment of Charles Moore - the authorised biographer of Margaret Thatcher and one of Britain’s most widely read and respected columnists - as its newest Visiting Scholar. Charles will focus on the lessons of Margaret Thatcher’s career for the current political era.

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