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01 September 2015 | How our cities are changing

  • Damian Hind, Policy Exchange's Economics & Social Policy Research Fellow, examines the ONS's newly released Travel to Work Area data, highlighting the success of Cambridge and Manchester's labour markets.

     

  • 27 August 2015 | 5 points of focus for the ‘next phase’ of GDS

  • Following a series of high-profile departures at the Government Digital Service, Policy Exchange's Head of Technology Eddie Copeland sets out where the GDS should go next. Eddie calls for the GDS to be focus on maintaining standards for front-end government IT; improving user experience; leading on open standards and best practice; and improve government IT procurement.

  • 26 August 2015 | Schools should be fined if pupils don’t make the grade

  • Natasha Porter, Policy Exchange's Deputy Head of Education, discusses proposals from her new report Crossing the Line for schools to pay a 'resit levy' to Further Education Colleges for pupils who are do not attain at least a C grade in GCSE English and Maths.

     

     

  • 25 August 2015 | Schools should help colleges fund remedial English and maths

  • Natasha Porter, Policy Exchange's Deputy Head of Education, writes about how schools should have to pay a 'resit levy' for every pupil that fails to gain at least a C grade in GCSE English and Maths, first discussed in her new report Crossing the Line.

  • 20 August 2015 | What are the policy challenges of driverless cars?

  • Eddie Copeland, Policy Exchange's Head of Technology Policy, examines the policy challenges facing the introduction of driverless cars in the UK. Eddie sets out five major benefits the introduction of driverless cars to cities will bring and warns policymakers that, should they want to maximise the impact of the new technology, they need to start thinking about it now.

  • 17 August 2015 | We must connect more people to our urban centres

  • Damian Hind, an Economic and Social Policy Research Fellow at Policy Exchange, explains the case in favour of a more mobile workforce, as originally detailed in our recent report On the Move.

  • 14 August 2015 | Why the disadvantaged have been education reform’s biggest winners

  • Jonathan Simons, Policy Exchange's Head of Education, discusses how the reforms to the education system since 2010, particularly improvements to the curriculum and exam system, have improved prospects for disadvantaged pupils.

  • 13 August 2015 | Six key facts for A Level results day

  • As A Level students across the country find out their results today, Policy Exchange's Head of Education Jonathan Simons sets out the success story behind improved universities funding and access.

  • 12 August 2015 | “The greatest scientists are artists as well”: A response to the RSA

  • Jonathan Simons, Policy Exchange's Head of Education, has today written a blog in response to Matthew Taylor, the head of the RSA, and his assertion in the Telegraph that many Russell Group universities cannot be 'creative'.

  • 30 July 2015 | London as a National Park City – Fantasy or Genius?

  • Katherine Drayson, Policy Exchange's Environment & Energy Research Fellow, looks at how aspirations for London to become a 'National Park City' can be bolstered by improved data and mapping.