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
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.
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
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.
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.