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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.

  • 19 November 2015 | Should we balance the budget?

  • Jonathan Dupont, Policy Exchange's Economics & Social Policy Research Fellow, examines the cases made for and against George Osborne's fiscal plans.

  • 19 November 2015 | Making the Case Against Expansive Judicial Power

  • Reflecting on Professor Finnis’ recent lecture on the past, present and future of judicial power, and on responses to the lecture, Professors Ekins and Gee consider how best to make the case against expansive judicial power. They argue that the public and politicians should be free to debate frankly the role of the courts in our constitution, welcoming the willingness of some in the political class to restate the traditional limits on judicial power and emphasising the primacy of an elected Parliament as the safeguard against injustice and the disadvantages of remaking the law by judicial process.

  • 18 November 2015 | Richard Howard reviews Amber Rudd's energy policy reset speech

  • Richard Howard, Policy Exchange's Head of Environment & Energy, reviews energy secretary Amber Rudd's recent speech on resetting energy policy. The most significant announcements included plans to phase out coal generation by 2025 and the government's willingness to support up to 10GW of additional offshore wind capacity.

  • 16 November 2015 | Where next for UK energy policy? We’re about to find out…

  • Richard Howard, Policy Exchange's Head of Environment & Energy, sets out what energy secretary Amber Rudd should say in her forthcoming "energy policy reset" speech.

  • 02 November 2015 | Ministers, International Law, and the Rule of Law

  • Following the recent controversy over changes to the Ministerial Code, Professor John Finnis explains for Policy Exchange's Judicial Power Project, why the 2010 Code was wrong to imply that Ministers have an overarching duty to comply with international law and treaty obligations and why the formulation used in the 2015 Code is constitutionally sound.

  • 28 October 2015 | The Ministerial Code and the Rule of Law

  • In their post for Policy Exchange's Judicial Power Project, Richard Ekins and Guglielmo Verdirame challenge the claim that recent changes to the Ministerial Code undermine the rule of law and deny that courts may review such changes.

  • 27 October 2015 | Mike Flowers interview

  • Eddie Copeland, Policy Exchange's Head of Technology Policy, interviews Mike Flowers, the founding director of New York's Mayor's Office of Data Analytics, about his experiences of applying data analytics to urban environments.

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