• New Demography, Immigration and Integration Unit 

    Policy Exchange is delighted to launch the new Demography, Immigration and Integration Unit. New unit head David Goodhart, founding Editor of Prospect magazine and former director of the Demos, will be joined by a small panel of experts including Louise Casey and Trevor Phillips. Read more

    Evans v Attorney General
  • Smart Devolution 

    Smart Devolution proposes that mayors should be required to set up data offices to create smarter, more productive cities. Learning the lessons from New York, the report examines how most cities could access and utilise the vast quantities of data available, to help improve public services, safety and economic growth. 

    Air pollution in London
  • Judging the Public Interest

    Judging the Public Interest examines the Supreme Court's quashing of the Attorney General’s decision to block disclosure of the Prince of Wales’ correspondence with ministers. In doing so, the judiciary confused the rule of law with the rule of courts and overstepped its constitutional limits. The report recommends that Parliament act swiftly to overturn this wayward judgment, reaffirming the rule of law and Parliamentary authority. Read more

    Spending Review 2015
  • Up in the Air

    Up in the Air analyses data from over 100 air quality monitoring sites across London. It shows the most polluted parts of the capital currently have levels of Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) nearly four times the legal limit, with 12.5% of London's total area exceeding the legal limit for NO2, and that deprived areas are more likely to be affected.

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    Judicial Power
  • Budgeting for Balance

    Together, a decade of loose public spending, fiscal stimulus and the aftermath of the financial crisis left Britain with the highest deficit in its post war history at 10.2% of GDP. Even half a decade later, that deficit is only half closed, and remains high internationally. Budgeting for Balance looks at the experience of fiscal consolidation so far, and how to approach the remainder of the task.

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    Energy Efficiency

In the news

  • 25 January 2016 | When it comes to integrating immigrants, friendship is the key

    • Ahead of the launch of the new Demography, Innovation and Immigration Unit this evening, David Goodhart has written a piece in The Telegraph. He says that while there has been a gradual increase in cross-ethnic friendship and the emergence of a larger ethnic-minority middle class, the speed and scale of recent immigration and the tension caused by global Islamic extremism impacting on already segregated Muslim communities means that improving integration has to be a priority for the government.

  • 14 January 2016 | Policy Exchange’s latest hire shows that integration is now a key government issue

    • The Spectator covers the launch of the new Demography, Immigration and Integration Unit at Policy Exchange.  

New publications

  • 25 January 2016 | Time to Care

    • Time to Care sets out how the presumed introduction of 30 hours a week free childcare for working parents of 3 and 4 year olds offers a potentially transformative possibility of evolving childcare and early years education into a mature public services market like 5-16 schooling or the NHS. The report sets out the benefits of such an approach and makes further recommendations for the Department for Education to take forward in this area.

  • 15 January 2016 | Smart Devolution

    • Smart Devolution proposes that mayors should be required to set up data offices to create smarter, more productive cities. Learning the lessons from New York, the report examines how most cities could access and utilise the vast quantities of data available, to help improve public services, safety and economic growth. 

Blogs

  • 03 February 2016 | The Authorisation Processes for Interception Activities

    • In this post Lord Carlile CBE QC, Liberal Democrat peer and former Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation, expresses reservations about the role of judges in the 'double lock' authorisation process set out in the draft Investigatory Powers Bill. 

  • 02 February 2016 | Why London needs a boiler scrappage scheme

    • Richard Howard, Policy Exchange’s Head of Environment & Energy, looks at the prospect of a boiler scrappage scheme, and argues the ambition of the scheme should be increased. 

Latest Events

  • 04 February 2016 | Putting people in charge: Future of Police & Crime Commissioners

    • Policy Exchange was delighted to host the Home Secretary The Rt Hon Theresa May MP for a keynote speech on the future of Police and Crime Commissioners.

  • 25 January 2016 | Launch of the New Demography, Immigration and Integration Unit at Policy Exchange

    • Policy Exchange was delighted to launch the new Demography, Immigration and Integration Unit. New unit head David Goodhart, founding Editor of Prospect magazine and former Director of Demos, will be joined by a small panel of experts including Louise Casey and Trevor Phillips, former Head of the Equalities Commission, with the introduction of an original piece of research on the best and worst integrated areas in the country. 

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