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  • 25 November 2015 | What will the Spending Review mean for schools?

    • Jonathan Simons, Policy Exchange's Head of Education, looks at the challenges facing schools in the Spending Review. School funding reform is likely to hit schools with higher funding, due to the protection of the schools budget, areas that were cut in the last Parliament will be cut again, and because the schools budget is only protected in cash terms, schools will lose money in real terms.

  • 24 November 2015 | The Spending Review - why transparency matters

    • Jonathan Dupont, Policy Exchange's Economic and Social Policy Research Fellow, sets out why transparency in government spending is essential in the long run. Such transparency, he argues, gives confidence that government can combine value for money with protecting the quality of public services.

  • 23 November 2015 | How hard will the Spending Review be?

    • In the second of his series of blogs ahead of the 2015 Spending Review, Policy Exchange Economics & Social Policy Research Fellow Jonathan Dupont looks at just how challenging the Chancellor's task will be.

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  • 18 November 2015 | Policy Exchange responds to the government's "energy policy reset"

    • Responding to Amber Rudd's "energy policy reset", Policy Exchange Head of Environment & Energy Richard Howard backs the government's broad approach, but calls for DECC to consider extra, complementary ways of meeting our future energy needs than simply building new gas power stations.

  • 12 November 2015 | Cutting Whitehall contractors could save £1billion, says think tank

    • A new report by leading think tank Policy Exchange finds that after a period of restraint, the amount of money Government departments spend on external contractors has risen significantly, nearing pre-2010 levels. In 2014/15, Government departments spent £1.01 billion, up from £610 million in 2011/12. In 2009/10, the amount spent on off payroll staff was £1.5 billion.

  • 10 November 2015 | Think tank calls for a bonfire of the energy quangos at the Spending Review

    • A new report by leading think tank Policy Exchange highlights the complex network of organisations that govern energy policy, regulations and rules. The paper find there are over 30 bodies responsible for the delivery of energy policy, the management of industry codes of practice and the operation of the energy system. The cost of these organisations is estimated at over £600million a year.

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