• Former Olympian, James Cracknell to lead Policy Exchange work on obesity and physical activity

    Double Olympic gold medallist, James Cracknell, will today begin work on a new project for Policy Exchange.

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    Obesity and Physical Activity
  • Joined Up Welfare

    Joined Up Welfare shows that the UK's system for helping people into work is in urgent need of reform and proposes a radical new structure centred around the specific needs of the individual. A new system would enable private companies and charities to compete with government providers to offer more personalised and specialist support to jobseekers.

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    Jobseekers
  • Call for Evidence: Financing more social homes

    With between 220,000 and 300,000 new homes needed a year, and only 112,000 being built (with just 45,000 of those being affordable housing), we desperately need to build more homes. Our new Call for Evidences asks how we can finance the building of more affordable and social housing?

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    Call for Evidence
  • Road to 2015

    As we head to the 2015 General Election, Policy Exchange is hosting a series of events exploring the challenges that each party faces as they look to write their election manifestos. We will also be publishing a series of our own policy manifestos for each of our research areas.

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    Road to 2015
  • Wolfson Economics Prize 2014

    The second Wolfson Economics Prize will be awarded to the entrant who offers the best answer to the question “How would you deliver a new Garden City which is visionary, economically viable, and popular?” At £250,000, the prize is the second largest for economics after the Nobel prize.

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    Wolfson Economics Prize

In the news

  • 25 July 2014 | Britain’s recovery outstrips the world

    • Ruth Porter, Head of Economic and Social Policy at Policy Exchange, is quoted on the front cover of The Times responding to the IMF upgrading its growth forecast for the UK. Ruth said that "the IMF is eating humble pie again" as the statistics reveal that the UK is growing faster than every other member of the G7.

  • 23 July 2014 | Jobcentres are no longer fit for purpose and are letting young people down

    • David Lammy MP writes in The Guardian supporting Policy Exchange's new report Joined Up Welfare. He backs the report's calls to abolish the current jobcentre system and refocus on a system more tailored to individual needs, and to separate the employment services part of Jobcentre Plus from the rest of it.

New publications

  • 21 July 2014 | Joined Up Welfare: The next steps for personalisation

    • Joined Up Welfare shows that the UK's system for helping people into work is in urgent need of reform and proposes a radical new structure centred around the specific needs of the individual. A new system would enable private companies and charities to compete with government providers to offer more personalised and specialist support to jobseekers.

  • 24 June 2014 | The Global Economy: Prospects for growth and assessing the UK’s position

    • By 2050, global output is projected to treble, with two-thirds of growth coming from emerging economies. The developed world will have to change radically if it is to adapt to this new environment successfully. To realise the opportunities of the next four decades successfully – for the developing world to adapt to dramatic social and economic changes, and for the developed world to face its structural, fiscal and demographic challenges and ‘pay its way’ in the years ahead, it is vital that these long-term issues are addressed.

Blogs

  • 24 July 2014 | Why younger voters are moving to the right

    • Nick Faith, Policy Exchange's Director of Communications, looks at the changing outlook of younger voters, and argues that parties ignore younger voters at the expense of the old at their peril. Nick suggests a batch of policies that will appeal to younger voters, including more and better quality homes, extending the NI exemption to 25 year olds to stimulate youth employment and improving the quality of childcare.

  • 23 July 2014 | Stopping the obesity juggernaut will be a real legacy for our children

    • Following his appointment as Senior Research Fellow, James Cracknell outlines the focus of his upcoming work at Policy Exchange. James will explore the long-term impacts of obesity and inactivity on the future of Britain’s economy and health. The project will look at how healthy eating and a more active lifestyle could improve both private and public sector productivity. 

Latest Events

  • 07 July 2014 | Rise of the Robots: What skills will we need in the future economy and how do we get them?

    • With computers and robots increasingly threatening to take over ever yet more types of job, Policy Exchange seeks to consider key factors in this debate. How will technology change the shape of the future workplace? What will these changes mean for digital skills? And does this present an opportunity or threat for the British economy as compared with other countries?

  • 24 June 2014 | Brave New World: Is the UK prepared for the future global economy?

    • This event will look at how best to prepare the UK for the future global economy. It will consider key questions such as the fiscal challenges facing the UK in an increasingly globalised world, the effects of global trends in innovation, growth and consumption and how government policy might best facilitate the growth of goods and services exports in new markets.