Jonathan Simons, Policy Exchange's Head of Education, looks at the Labour claim that £9,000 a year tuition fees are putting prospective students off going to university. Jonathan argues that cutting tuition fees would have no appreciable effect on entrance rates, serving only to benefit mostly male higher earners decades from now.
Eddie Copeland, Head of Policy Exchange's Technology Policy Unit, argues that all companies are going to have to become - in part - data companies if they are to survive. If the government is keen on the future success of the economy, Eddie says, they will need to start shouting louder about the need to beef up the data aspects of business.
Richard Howard, Policy Exchange's Head of Environment & Energy, looks at the results of the government's renewable energy auction. Whilst far superior to what came before, Richard shows how the process can be improved further.
Steve Hughes, Policy Exchange's Head of Economics & Social Policy, sets out five policies from our recent Economics Manifesto that would help turn Britain into a capital-owning democracy. The policies include a mass distribution of RBS and Lloyds' shares, a new type of 'Bonus' ISA and a new generation of premium bonds.
Richard Howard, Policy Exchange's Head of Environment & Energy, looks at the main findings from the recent CMA report into the energy market and uses them to critique the conflicting approaches between the Coalition and Labour as to how to fix it.
Policy Exchange's Head of Economic and Social Policy, Steve Hughes, highlights some of the key recommendations made in our recently published Welfare Manifesto. The report proposed greater personalisation of help for job seekers, making the Winter Fuel Payment opt-in and the creation of a compulsory collective insurance scheme as part of plans to make a fairer, more affordable welfare system.