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  • 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.

  • 25 July 2014 | Ruth Porter on BBC Radio London

    • Ruth Porter, Policy Exchange's Head of Economic and Social Policy, is interviewed by Vanessa Feltz on the UK economy. Ruth argues that, whilst the recent growth figures released by the ONS are positive, we need to look at the overall trends. Whilst the overall trends are good, we still need to ensure wages catch up with economic growth, regain the growth lost during the recession and tackle the UK's debt levels.

  • 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.

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. 

  • 22 July 2014 | A bold plan to make welfare more personalised and responsive

    • Ruth Porter, Head of Economic & Social Policy at Policy Exchange, outlines the recommendations made in our recently published report Joined Up Welfare. The report calls for a more personalised approach to welfare provision to ensure that jobseekers with multiple challenges to finding work are provided with the right support.  It argues that private companies, charities and the employment services part of Jobcentre Plus should be allowed to compete to provide support to jobseekers because, as Ruth argues, competition drives improvement. 

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