Economics & Social Policy

  • Economics & Social Policy

    "taking responsibility"

    By encouraging responsibility by individuals, government and business we believe that growth can be secured, public services improved and better outcomes delivered for families across the UK.

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  • 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
  • Summer Budget 2015: Policy Exchange analysis

    Policy Exchange's Economics team take a detailed look at the Summer Budget, including the impact of the Living Wage, the reduced pace of departmental spending cuts and the government's fundamental shift in welfare policy.

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    Summer Budget 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.

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    Economics Manifesto
  • The Central Contradiction of Capitalism?

    This essay collection collates some of the most thought provoking assessments of Thomas Piketty’s book Capital in the Twenty-First Century, and publishes some new ones for the first time.

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    Piketty

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Latest Economics & Social Policy Publications

  • 17 August 2015 | On the Move: How to create a more mobile workforce

    • 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.

  • 05 March 2015 | No Worker Left Behind: How to improve pay and work for the low paid

    • No Worker Left Behind calls for every person in full time work to receive a 'Living Income' - enough money after taxes and benefits to provide a socially-acceptable standard of living. We can do so by aligning and raising National Insurance and Income tax thresholds to a level where a person on full time work on the minimum wage would be taken out of tax altogether.

Latest Economics & Social Policy Blogs

  • 17 August 2015 | We must connect more people to our urban centres

    • Damian Hind, an Economic and Social Policy Research Fellow at Policy Exchange, explains the case in favour of a more mobile workforce, as originally detailed in our recent report On the Move.

  • 13 July 2015 | Additional Policy Exchange analysis of Summer Budget 2015

    • 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.

Latest Economics & Social Policy Event

  • 24 February 2015 | Where Next for the UK Economy? with Stewart Wood, Jesse Norman, Jeremy Browne and Stephanie Flanders

    • Policy Exchange is delighted to be hosting a cross-party panel on the big questions that will shape the economy over the next five years and beyond. The event will examine how to spread growth throughout the country, how we finish closing the deficit and how we can take advantage of Britain's unique opportunities on an international level.

  • 04 February 2015 | Where Next for Welfare?

    • To mark the launch of Policy Exchange's Welfare Manifesto, we are delighted to welcome The Rt Hon David Blunkett MP. Mr Blunkett will outline what he thinks a welfare state fit for the 21st century should look like, and what principles should underpin it.