• Prime Minister comes to Policy Exchange

    Policy Exchange was delighted to host the Rt Hon David Cameron’s speech on prison reform - the first time in over 20 years that a Prime Minister has made a speech solely on the subject. His address contained a number of announcements, many of which stemmed from Policy Exchange reports, including replacing old run-down jails with modern prisons. 

    Evans v Attorney General
  • 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

    Air pollution in London
  • 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. 

    Spending Review 2015
  • 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

    Judicial Power
  • 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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    Energy Efficiency

In the news

  • 08 February 2016 | Prisons 'overhaul' announced by David Cameron

    • BBC News covers the Rt Hon David Cameron's speech on prison reform held at Policy Exchange. 

  • 05 February 2016 | The truth about London's air pollution

    • Richard Howard, Policy Exchange’s Head of Environment and Energy, is quoted by The Guardian stating action is needed at EU level to set and enforce tough vehicle emissions standards, at national level to reform tax incentives for diesels, and at local authority level to create low emissions zones. 

New publications

  • 10 February 2016 | Britain Imbalanced

    • Britain Imbalanced lists a series of ideas to promote physical activity and prevent the rise of obesity. Double Olympic gold medalist James Cracknell proposes that schools should provide parents with advice linked to encouraging more sleep, physical exercise and eating nutritious meals. He also says Public Health England needs to do more to explore the issue of underweight children as evidence suggests people are more likely to die when clinically underweight than overweight. 

  • 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.

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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