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17 October 2014 | Dean Godson listed in Evening Standard's list of the 1000 most influential Londoners

  • The Evening Standard lists Policy Exchange Director Dean Godson in its annual list of the 1000 most influential Londoners. The paper also cites the report he edited, Replacing the Routemaster, which convinced Boris Johnson to make introducing a new Routemaster part of his first mayoral campaign and eventually resulted in the introduction of the New Bus for London.

  • 15 October 2014 | Workers 'could be forced to pay £5 a week' to get benefits

  • The Independent covers our recently published report Making Contributions Count. The report calls for the next government to legislate for a new welfare system that establishes a clear link between contribution and benefits and proposes that every worker in Britain should make weekly contributions into a new nationwide unemployment insurance scheme.

  • 15 October 2014 | Right to dip into pensions ‘risks retirement car crash’

  • Our recently published report, Making Contributions Count, is covered by The Times. The report argues that public trust in the benefits system will not be restored until the link between what people have put in and what they get out is improved, and proposes that every worker in Britain should make weekly contributions into a new nationwide unemployment insurance scheme.

  • 15 October 2014 | If Ed Miliband is to survive, he must show less fear and more honesty

  • Mary Riddell covers our report, Making Contributions Count, in her column for The Daily Telegraph. The report calls for the next government to legislate for a new welfare system that establishes a clear link between contribution and benefits, and Mary advises Ed Miliband to take up the report’s recommendations before the Conservative Party do.

  • 14 October 2014 | The Great British sell-off. Who’s in?

  • Nick Faith, Policy Exchange's Director of Communications, is quoted in The Independent following the announcement that the government will sell its 40% stake in Eurostar. Nick argues that while privatising public assets will help to strengthen the country's financial position, the government must get a good price.

  • 13 October 2014 | Police commissioners to be decommissioned say Labour

  • The BBC's Patrick Burns writes about Policy Exchange’s influence on the policing debate, citing us as the architects of Police & Crime Commissioners in an article on Labour’s plans to abolish the role if they are in government next year.

  • 13 October 2014 | Vocational 'prestige' needed to help tackle North skills crisis

  • Policy Exchange's Deputy Head of Education, Natasha Porter, is quoted in The Journal (Newcastle’s main regional paper) commenting on the need to increase standards in vocational qualifications to help boost regional economies.

  • 13 October 2014 | School ‘rescue package’ plan branded ineffective and ‘clunky’

  • Policy Exchange's Head of Education, Jonathan Simons, is quoted in The Financial Times responding to the Conservative Party's plans to reinvigorate failing schools. The proposals, which will be set out in the Party's manifesto, include the creation of a National Teacher Service consisting of 1,500 talented teachers who could be deployed to struggling schools.

  • 09 October 2014 | Maximise returns – go long

  • Jonathan Simons, Policy Exchange's Head of Education, is quoted in the Times Higher Education from our Conservative Party conference event Why on earth does going to university cost so much money? Achieving financial sustainability in the English HE system. Jonathan said that he wanted as many CEOs, political leaders and people with influence educated at British universities.

  • 07 October 2014 | Tories’ rights guru calls for ‘grown-up’ debate

  • The Law Gazette runs an article on Policy Exchange's Senior Consultant on Constitutional Affairs Dr Michael Pinto-Duschinsky calling for a mature debate about Britain’s relationship with the ECHR, following the publication of a strategy document last week setting out plans to put more power in the hands of national governments.