Head of Technology Policy
Benjamin Barnard leads Policy Exchange’s research into Technology and the Digital Economy. He joined Policy Exchange in July 2019 after graduating from Christ Church, Oxford with a First Class degree in History. Prior to joining Policy Exchange, he has worked in a variety of roles in Westminster including for a senior Cabinet Minister, a leading public affairs agency and for a number of technology companies.
Related Posts & Publications
by Benjamin Barnard | Oct 26, 2020Related Content The UK’s Digital Identity Dilemmas Every day we have to prove that we are who we say are. At present, proving one’s identity online can be cumbersome and difficult in the UK, so citizens often end up sending sensitive documents, such as passports and...
by Benjamin Barnard | Jul 11, 2020Related Content Uncovering the true cost of public sector fraud in the age of COVID-19 Research by Policy Exchange finds that fraud and error during the COVID-19 crisis will cost the UK Government in the region of £4.6 billion. The lower bound for the cost of fraud...
by Benjamin Barnard | May 5, 2020Related Content Digital contact tracing looks set to dominate the political agenda for the coming weeks, if not months. Without a vaccine, and in the absence of widespread population immunity, the only methods to stop the transmission of SARS-CoV-2 are those of...
by Benjamin Barnard | Jan 14, 2020Related Content Ensuring that everyone benefits from innovative financial services Why do 1.23 million people lack access to a bank account? What can be done to help the 10 million people who rely on non-standard credit? How can the Government ensure that everybody...
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