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  • 27 August 2015 | 5 points of focus for the ‘next phase’ of GDS

    • Following a series of high-profile departures at the Government Digital Service, Policy Exchange's Head of Technology Eddie Copeland sets out where the GDS should go next. Eddie calls for the GDS to be focus on maintaining standards for front-end government IT; improving user experience; leading on open standards and best practice; and improve government IT procurement.

  • 26 August 2015 | Schools should be fined if pupils don’t make the grade

    • Natasha Porter, Policy Exchange's Deputy Head of Education, discusses proposals from her new report Crossing the Line for schools to pay a 'resit levy' to Further Education Colleges for pupils who are do not attain at least a C grade in GCSE English and Maths.

       

       

  • 25 August 2015 | Schools should help colleges fund remedial English and maths

    • Natasha Porter, Policy Exchange's Deputy Head of Education, writes about how schools should have to pay a 'resit levy' for every pupil that fails to gain at least a C grade in GCSE English and Maths, first discussed in her new report Crossing the Line.

Press Releases

  • 28 August 2015 | Onshore wind costs set to reduce dramatically making it ‘subsidy free’ by 2020

    • A new report, Powering Up: The future of onshore wind in the UK, by leading think tank Policy Exchange estimates that the cost of onshore wind could continue to fall from £85/MWh to approximately £60/MWh by 2020 as a result of using larger turbines in high wind speed areas of the country - predominantly Scotland. This would put the cost of onshore wind in the same league as a new gas plant and significantly cheaper than offshore wind, biomass, or even nuclear.

  • 25 August 2015 | Fine schools for students who fail GCSE Maths and English

    • Secondary schools should cover the costs of some or all their students who fail to get a C in GCSE English or maths and end up transferring from the school to a Further Education (FE) College to take their resits.

  • 17 August 2015 | Helping commuters travel 20 minutes further could open up 10,000 more job opportunities

    • In a third of local authorities that make up the eight city regions no major employment sites (defined by having 5,000 or more jobs) are within a twenty minute commute by public transport and 80% of these Local Authorities have an unemployment rate above the national average.

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