• Crossing the Line

    Secondary schools should cover the costs of some or all their students who fail to get a C in GCSE English or maths and end up transferring from the school to a Further Education (FE) College to take their resits.

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    GCSE English and Maths resits
  • On the Move

    On the Move shows how making it easier for people – especially those on low incomes – to commute just a little bit further each day can put them in touch of thousands of extra potential jobs. Proposals from the report for doing so include tax benefits for ride-sharing schemes, introducing part-time rail tickets and devolution rail franchising and commercial bus subsidy.

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    Labour mobility
  • The Customer is Always Right

    Policymakers are failing to strike the right balance between energy affordability and decarbonising the economy. Ill thought through energy and climate policies have added £120 to the average household energy bill over the past five years. If the government wants to retain support reducing carbon emissions it must focus on carrying it out in a way that reduces the price of energy bills.

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    Energy bills
  • Summer Budget 2015: Policy Exchange analysis

    Policy Exchange takes a more detailed look at the Summer Budget, including: the impact of the Living Wage; the reduced pace of departmental spending cuts; the fundamental shift in welfare policy; what awaits Housing Associations; and the impact of changes to energy levies.

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    Summer Budget 2015
  • Digital Government: What's worked, what's not, and what's next?

    Policy Exchange was joined by Head of the Government Digital Service Mike Bracken and MPs Chi Onwurah and Matt Warman to explore the priorities for digital government for the next five years.  AudioTranscriptVideo

    The future of digital government

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  • 27 August 2015 | 5 points of focus for the ‘next phase’ of GDS

    • Following a series of high-profile departures at the Government Digital Service, Policy Exchange's Head of Technology Eddie Copeland sets out where the GDS should go next. Eddie calls for the GDS to be focus on maintaining standards for front-end government IT; improving user experience; leading on open standards and best practice; and improve government IT procurement.

  • 26 August 2015 | Schools should be fined if pupils don’t make the grade

    • Natasha Porter, Policy Exchange's Deputy Head of Education, discusses proposals from her new report Crossing the Line for schools to pay a 'resit levy' to Further Education Colleges for pupils who are do not attain at least a C grade in GCSE English and Maths.



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  • 07 July 2015 | Natural Capital: Moving From Concept To Implementation

    • We have now moved to a point where the key question for natural capital is not ‘if’ but ‘how’ to implement it into policymaking. This event will examine how natural capital be should quantified; how it can be built into government & business decision-making; how it will influence wider policy; and how investments in natural capital can be paid for.

  • 29 June 2015 | The Future of Digital Government: What's worked? What's not? What's next?

    • With a new government in place, this major public event provides an important opportunity to explore the priorities for digital government for the next five years with a panel of experts, including a keynote speech from Mike Bracken, head of the Government Digital Service.