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  • 29 September 2015 | Jeremy Corbyn backtracks on abolishing free schools

    • The Telegraph cites findings from Policy Exchange's A Rising Tide report which show that new free schools, rather than sucking talent from and undermining nearby schools, actually help drag up results in neighbouring schools.

  • 27 September 2015 | Protect free school meals, say doctors

    • Jonathan Simons, Policy Exchange's Head of Education, is quoted by BBC News arguing that pilot studies show that universal free school meals don't have a direct impact on improving BMI or childhood obesity, and are not the best use of money in tight financial circumstances.

  • 25 September 2015 | Labour wants schools to be local

    • Jonathan Simons, Policy Exchange's Head of Education, is quoted by Schools Week criticising Labour proposals to impose further scrutiny from local councils on schools.


  • 02 October 2015 | Play hard, work hard

    • Jonathan Simons, Policy Exchange's Head of Education, looks ahead at the challenges facing the higher education sector, including: a tightening of funding during the spending review; a re-emergence of tuition fees as a political issue and the potential effects of Brexit on international students.

  • 25 September 2015 | A policy guide to what we can expect from Labour under Jeremy Corbyn

    • Policy Exchange's research units set out in brief what Jeremy Corbyn's leadership could mean for the Labour party in the areas of economics and financial policy; devolution; housing; transport; energy and climate change; and education.

  • 25 September 2015 | People who liked Nudge also liked Digital Nudge

    • Eddie Copeland, Policy Exchange's Head of Technology Policy, shows how digital tools offer a powerful channel for policymakers to use and enhance nudge techniques and how, in turn, nudge prompts offer the potential to increase the effectiveness of digital government projects.

Press Releases

  • 28 August 2015 | Onshore wind costs set to reduce dramatically making it ‘subsidy free’ by 2020

    • A new report, Powering Up: The future of onshore wind in the UK, by leading think tank Policy Exchange estimates that the cost of onshore wind could continue to fall from £85/MWh to approximately £60/MWh by 2020 as a result of using larger turbines in high wind speed areas of the country - predominantly Scotland. This would put the cost of onshore wind in the same league as a new gas plant and significantly cheaper than offshore wind, biomass, or even nuclear.

  • 25 August 2015 | Fine schools for students who fail GCSE Maths and English

    • Secondary schools should cover the costs of some or all their students who fail to get a C in GCSE English or maths and end up transferring from the school to a Further Education (FE) College to take their resits.

  • 17 August 2015 | Helping commuters travel 20 minutes further could open up 10,000 more job opportunities

    • In a third of local authorities that make up the eight city regions no major employment sites (defined by having 5,000 or more jobs) are within a twenty minute commute by public transport and 80% of these Local Authorities have an unemployment rate above the national average.

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