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21 July 2015 | Labour needs to focus on the squeezed middle once again

  • James Frayne, Policy Exchange's Director of Policy & Strategy, writes arguing that Labour has lost the support of England's C1 and C2 voters, and must win them back if it is to have a hope of forming a government again.

  • 20 July 2015 | The truth about energy bills?

  • Richard Howard, Policy Exchange's Head of Environment & Energy, responds to dissenting views on his new report The Customer is Always Right, which criticised governmental overspend on renewable energy subsidies and argued that government must focus on keeping bills down.

  • 13 July 2015 | Additional Policy Exchange analysis of Summer Budget 2015

  • Policy Exchange takes a more detailed look at the Summer Budget, including: the impact of the Living Wage; the reduced pace of departmental spending cuts; the fundamental shift in welfare policy; what awaits Housing Associations; and the impact of changes to energy levies.

  • 09 July 2015 | Dear Energy Secretary: I’m afraid to tell you there really is NO money…

  • Using new OBR figures from the Summer Budget, Policy Exchange's Head of Environment & Energy Richard Howard reveals that DECC has not only overspent it's budget for renewable energy subsidies, but has also overspent the 20% of headroom allocated for any overspend as well.

  • 08 July 2015 | Summer Budget 2015: Policy Exchange analysis

  • Policy Exchange's Steve Hughes and Jonathan Dupont analyse today's Summer Budget, including a look at how the National Living Wage will work, further detail on the Conservatives' fiscal rules, and the impact on social housing.

  • 07 July 2015 | CMA report splits the difference between Conservative and Labour energy policy

  • Richard Howard, Policy Exchange's Head of Environment & Energy, responds to the CMA's report on its investigation into the energy market.

  • 06 July 2015 | The government’s right-to-buy targets are achievable – if the politics are possible

  • Chris Walker, Policy Exchange's Head of Housing & Planning, examines the feasibility of the government's one-for-one replacement pledge on expensive social houses sold to fund new affordable homes. Chris points out that the numbers add up, although it remains to be seen whether replacements will occur at the national, local or regional level.

  • 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.