• Policy Exchange in the 2015 manifestos

    Policy Exchange was delighted over the course of this week to see so many of our policy recommendations being adopted by the main three parties in their election manifestos. By our count policies from 19 of our reports are being taken forward.

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    Conservative Manifesto 2015
  • Clearing the Fog of Law

    Clearing the Fog of Law shows that misguided human rights laws mean British troops operating in the heat of battle are now being held to the same standard as police officers patrolling the streets on a Saturday night in the West End. The report calls for British forces to operate under the rules of the Geneva Conventions, rather than the ECHR, in future conflicts.

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    Human rights and the armed forces
  • Budget 2015: Policy Exchange analysis

    Policy Exchange responds to announcements in Budget 2015 in the areas of government spending, capital ownership, housing and energy policy.

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    Budget 2015
  • A Rising Tide

    Free Schools are raising standards for other pupils across the local community, especially in some of the poorest performing schools, as well for the pupils who attend them. A Rising Tide sets out for the first time detailed analysis on the performance of local schools where a Free School has opened.

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    Free Schools
  • Capital City Foundation

    The Capital City Foundation is a new policy unit devoted to the continued prosperity and progress of London.  It aims to be London’s most influential think tank, taking a long-term look at how to improve the lives of current and future Londoners to protect its standing as the greatest city on earth.

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    Capital City Foundation

In the news

  • 27 April 2015 | Want to get your research noticed by politicians? Work with a think tank

    • Writing in The Guardian Tim Bale, Professor of politics at Queen Mary University of London, cites the significant impact that Policy Exchange has had on the policies adopted by the three main parties in their 2015 election manifestos.

  • 23 April 2015 | Richard Howard on BBC Radio 4 discussing fuel poverty

    • Richard Howard, Policy Exchange's Head of Environment & Energy, appears on BBC Radio 4's You and Yours programme to discuss fuel poverty. Richard makes the case from our Warmer Homes report that energy efficiency is the most effective way to tackle fuel poverty and that the government must scale up its ambitions in this area.

New publications

  • 30 March 2015 | Clearing the Fog of Law: Saving our armed forces from defeat by judicial diktat

    • Clearing the Fog of Law shows that misguided human rights laws mean British troops operating in the heat of battle are now being held to the same standard as police officers patrolling the streets on a Saturday night in the West End. The report calls for British forces to operate under the rules of the Geneva Conventions, rather than the ECHR, in future conflicts.

  • 09 March 2015 | A Rising Tide: The Competitive Benefits of Free Schools

    • Free Schools are raising standards for other pupils across the local community, especially in some of the poorest performing schools, as well for the pupils who attend them. A Rising Tide sets out for the first time detailed analysis on the performance of local schools where a Free School has opened.

Blogs

  • 15 April 2015 | The public supports selling off most expensive council properties

    • Chris Walker, Policy Exchange's Head of Housing & Planning, examines the results of polling commissioned by Policy Exchange on how far the public support the Conservatives' proposed plans to force councils to sell off expensive social housing and use the proceeds to build more affordable homes.

  • 01 April 2015 | “I can’t do maths”

    • Natasha Porter, Policy Exchange's Deputy Head of Education, criticises the social acceptance of poor numeracy as innate - that one can naturally be "bad at maths". She reiterates the call from our Education Manifesto for all students to be made to study maths to age 18.

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