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  • 03 March 2015 | Property crime is becoming decriminalised, says think tank

    • Taking Its Toll, Policy Exchange's new report by David Lammy MP, is covered by The Times. In the report, Lammy makes that case that property crime is being ignored by the authorities to the extent that it is effectively decriminalised.

  • 03 March 2015 | Property offences virtually decriminalised - think tank

    • BBC News covers Policy Exchange's Taking Its Toll report, authored by David Lammy MP. The report criticises the failure of the police, courts and politicians to take property crime - which accounts for 75% of all crime - seriously.

  • 02 March 2015 | David Cameron aims to woo voters with plan for 200,000 discounted homes

    • Guardian political editor Patrick Wintour quotes Jeremy Browne MP from Policy Exchange's recent event Where Next for the UK Economy? Browne criticised the government's double standards on housebuilding, arguing that parties would fight by-elections on blocking new housing before going back to Whitehall and highlighting the importance of new housing.

Blogs

  • 05 March 2015 | Growth is Still the Best Way to Raise Living Standards

    • Following IFS findings that living standards are finally back to pre-recession levels, Policy Exchange's Economics & Social Policy Research Fellow Jonathan Dupont sets out ten reasons why growth is still the best way to improve living standards.

  • 27 February 2015 | There is no evidence cutting tuition fees will increase university applications

    • Jonathan Simons, Policy Exchange's Head of Education, looks at the Labour claim that £9,000 a year tuition fees are putting prospective students off going to university. Jonathan argues that cutting tuition fees would have no appreciable effect on entrance rates, serving only to benefit mostly male higher earners decades from now.

  • 27 February 2015 | Not in the data business? Expect to be out of business within a decade

    • Eddie Copeland, Head of Policy Exchange's Technology Policy Unit, argues that all companies are going to have to become - in part - data companies if they are to survive. If the government is keen on the future success of the economy, Eddie says, they will need to start shouting louder about the need to beef up the data aspects of business.

Press Releases

  • 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.

  • 03 March 2015 | The police and the courts are turning a blind eye to property crime, warns Labour Mayoral candidate

    • The police and the courts are turning a blind eye to theft, burglary and shoplifting which makes up three quarters of all recorded crime committed in England and Wales, according to the Rt Hon David Lammy MP, one of the Labour party’s leading Mayoral candidates.

  • 24 February 2015 | Spread the benefits of a capital-owning democracy to reduce inequality

    • Policy Exchange proposes mass distribution of RBS and Lloyds’ shares, compulsory savings, the introduction of a Bonus Isa and a new generation of private sector Premium Bonds.

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