• Taking Its Toll

    Authored by Rt Hon David Lammy MP, MP for Tottenham and prospective Labour candidate for London Mayor, Taking Its Toll says that an unaddressed property crime pandemic is sweeping Britain. Despite accounting for 75% of all recorded crime, the police and the courts have been turning a blind eye, Lammy states.

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    Property Crime
  • Economics Manifesto

    The Economics Manifesto says that the next government should seek to create a capital-owning democracy for all, so that each and every person in the UK can benefit from economic growth. The report proposes mass distribution of RBS and Lloyds’ shares, compulsory savings, the introduction of a Bonus Isa and a new generation of private sector Premium Bonds.

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    Economics Manifesto
  • 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
  • Garden Villages

    Over one million new homes could be built over the next decade if each of the 353 councils in England built just one garden village of 3,000 new houses. Garden Villages shows how a future government can overcome local opposition to development by devolving powers to set up new garden villages from Whitehall to councils.

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    Garden villages
  • Welfare Manifesto

    The Welfare Manifesto shows how to make the welfare system fit for the 21st Century. The report sets out principles to be make the system simpler, more effective, fairer, more affordable, and reward contribution.

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    Welfare Manifesto

In the news

  • 03 March 2015 | Property crime is becoming decriminalised, says think tank

    • Taking Its Toll, Policy Exchange's new report by David Lammy MP, is covered by The Times. In the report, Lammy makes that case that property crime is being ignored by the authorities to the extent that it is effectively decriminalised.

  • 03 March 2015 | Property offences virtually decriminalised - think tank

    • BBC News covers Policy Exchange's Taking Its Toll report, authored by David Lammy MP. The report criticises the failure of the police, courts and politicians to take property crime - which accounts for 75% of all crime - seriously.

New publications

  • 03 March 2015 | Taking Its Toll: The regressive impact of property crime in Britain

    • Authored by Rt Hon David Lammy MP, MP for Tottenham and prospective Labour candidate for London Mayor, Taking Its Toll says that an unaddressed property crime pandemic is sweeping Britain. Despite accounting for 75% of all recorded crime, the police and the courts have been turning a blind eye, Lammy states.

  • 24 February 2015 | Economics Manifesto

    • The Economics Manifesto says that the next government should seek to create a capital-owning democracy for all, so that each and every person in the UK can benefit from economic growth. The report proposes mass distribution of RBS and Lloyds’ shares, compulsory savings, the introduction of a  Bonus Isa and a new generation of private sector Premium Bonds.

Blogs

  • 27 February 2015 | There is no evidence cutting tuition fees will increase university applications

    • Jonathan Simons, Policy Exchange's Head of Education, looks at the Labour claim that £9,000 a year tuition fees are putting prospective students off going to university. Jonathan argues that cutting tuition fees would have no appreciable effect on entrance rates, serving only to benefit mostly male higher earners decades from now.

  • 27 February 2015 | Not in the data business? Expect to be out of business within a decade

    • Eddie Copeland, Head of Policy Exchange's Technology Policy Unit, argues that all companies are going to have to become - in part - data companies if they are to survive. If the government is keen on the future success of the economy, Eddie says, they will need to start shouting louder about the need to beef up the data aspects of business.

Latest Events

  • 03 March 2015 | Rt Hon David Lammy MP - Taking its Toll: The regressive impact of property crime in Britain

    • Policy Exchange, invites you to the launch of its latest report, Taking its toll: the regressive impact of property crime in Britain. The paper, authored by the Rt Hon David Lammy, MP for Tottenham and Labour Primary Candidate for Mayor of London, examines the impact that burglary, theft and shoplifting is having on people across Britain.

  • 25 February 2015 | Powering Ahead: a keynote speech from Matthew Hancock

    • Rt Hon Matthew Hancock MP, Minister of State for Energy, Business and Enterprise, will deliver a speech setting out his vision of energy policy going forward. He will argue for an approach based on harnessing the power of markets to deliver cleaner, more sustainable energy – finding cost-effective solutions to persuade people to go green.