Top 5 priorities for the Autumn Statement
Policy Exchange sets out its top 5 priorities for the 2013 Autumn Statement: tackling the deficit, finding cheaper ways to cut carbon, getting more homes built, improving childcare in poor areas and localising public sector pay.
Money for Nothing
Money for Nothing argues that new fiscal rules should bind future governments to a spending envelope based on reducing the UK’s debt-GDP ratio to a sustainable level. The report highlights the scale of the challenge and argues that strict penalties must be put in place to ensure that politicians stay within the rules, including automatic nominal freezes to public sector pay, the state pension and benefit payments.
In It Together
The Inside Story of the Coalition Government
Matthew d'Ancona, award-winning political columnist for the Sunday Telegraph, joined Jesse Norman MP at Policy Exchange to discuss his latest book In It Together: The Inside Story of the Coalition Government exploring the key relationships, policy shifts and dramatic fights within the Coalition. Watch a video of the event
Britain's urban green spaces are coming under pressure, with financial and development constraints, coupled with a surprising lack of data, raising the possibility of a decline in the quantity and quality of our urban green spaces. Park Land calls for a new freely-available national urban green space map for the UK to allow better access to good green spaces and ensure more effective spending on improvements. Read more
Wolfson Economics Prize 2014
The second Wolfson Economics Prize will be awarded to the entrant who offers the best answer to the question “How would you deliver a new Garden City which is visionary, economically viable, and popular?” At £250,000, the prize is the second largest for economics after the Nobel prize.