Simon Moore, Senior Research Fellow for Environment & Energy at Policy Exchange, responds to Boris Johnson's plans to improve air quality in London by charging drivers of diesel vehicles an extra £10 on top of the congestion charge. Simon says the proposals give a clear sign that polluters should pay for the problems their vehicles cause.
Ruth Porter, Head of Economic and Social Policy at Policy Exchange, is quoted on the front cover of The Times responding to the IMF upgrading its growth forecast for the UK. Ruth said that "the IMF is eating humble pie again" as the statistics reveal that the UK is growing faster than every other member of the G7.
Ruth Porter, Policy Exchange's Head of Economic and Social Policy, is interviewed by Vanessa Feltz on the UK economy. Ruth argues that, whilst the recent growth figures released by the ONS are positive, we need to look at the overall trends. Whilst the overall trends are good, we still need to ensure wages catch up with economic growth, regain the growth lost during the recession and tackle the UK's debt levels.
David Lammy MP writes in The Guardian supporting Policy Exchange's new report Joined Up Welfare. He backs the report's calls to abolish the current jobcentre system and refocus on a system more tailored to individual needs, and to separate the employment services part of Jobcentre Plus from the rest of it.
City A.M. reports on Policy Exchange's recent Joined Up Welfare report. The report states that only 36% of jobseekers find long-term employment and that more often than not it is those facing multiple challenges, including mental health problems, who are failed by the current system.
The Guardian reports on Policy Exchange's Joined Up Welfare report which finds that job centres are failing to help their long-term unemployed customers. The report calls for private companies, charities and the employment services part of Jobcentre Plus to be allowed to compete to provide better support to jobseekers.
Policy Exchange's report Joined Up Welfare is covered by the Daily Mail. The report finds that just over a third of people using job centres find long term employment and calls for a radical reform of the job centre system.
The Times reports on Policy Exchange's new report Joined Up Welfare, covering its calls to part privatise job centres and to give jobseekers personal welfare budgets. The report finds that under the current system just 36% of job centre users find long term employment.
The Financial Times covers Policy Exchange's new Joined Up Welfare report. It cites figures from the report that only a third of jobcentre users find long term work through the system and that the network fails to adequately support people with multiple problems. The report calls for a radical reform of the jobcentre system, focused around the needs of the individual.
International Business Times cites findings from Policy Exchange's Help to Save report that 11 million people are in danger of entering "pensioner poverty" due to not saving enough for their retirement. The report argues that someone on the average salary of £27,000 would need to save 6.5 times more than they currently do to maintain a comfortable standard of living upon retirement.