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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.

  • 23 September 2015 | Think tank issues association privatisation warning

  • Comments made by Policy Exchange's Head of Housing & Planning Chris Walker that, should the ONS reclassify housing associations as public bodies, the government's most obvious reaction would be to privatise them, are covered Inside Housing.

  • 22 September 2015 | London boroughs back common standards-led data approach

  • Comments made by Eddie Copeland, Policy Exchange's Head of Technology Policy, at a recent workshop event are covered by Government Computing. Eddie argued that due to the isolated way in which local government IT has organically developed, councils are a long way from being able to adopt open standards and share services.

  • 18 September 2015 | ‘Beat Police’ answer to crime-hit poor and deprived, says think-tank report

  • Police Professional covers Low Crime for All, the latest report from Policy Exchange's London-focussed Capital City Foundation unit, calling for 2,400 more police officers to be 'visible and available' on foot patrol throughout London.

  • 17 September 2015 | Forget Corbyn. The Government should turn its attention to the unreformed state.

  • Figures from Policy Exchange's Joined Up Welfare report showing that just 36% of jobseekers find work within six months of claiming benefits are cited by ConservativeHome.

  • 15 September 2015 | Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant Strikes A Chord For Diversity And Social Inclusion

  • Forbes magazine cites findings from Policy Exchange's 2014 report A Portrait of Modern Britain which show that the ethnic minority population in the UK could rise to nearly a third by 2050.

  • 14 September 2015 | Could Corbyn win mean less scrutiny of HE policy?

  • In a THE article on what the election of Jeremy Corbyn as Labour leader could mean for higher education policy, Policy Exchange's Head of Education Jonathan Simons is quoted questioning how Corbyn's plans to scrap tuition fees would be funded.

  • 11 September 2015 | Nationalise then privatise

  • Writing on, housing expert Colin Wiles reports that Goldman Sachs have been appointed by the government to consider how proposals from Policy Exchange Freeing Housing Associations report might be implemented.

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