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.
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by Benjamin Barnard | Oct 30, 2020Related Content Building a Better Future For Post-Brexit Britain The UK is one of the world’s leading maritime nations. As it leaves the European Union, Britain’s status as a leading economic and geo-political power depends upon the strength of its maritime industry....
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 | 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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RT @bswud The Government actually has some clever win-win ideas that I expect to see in its Planning Bill out later this year. If it focuses on the best bits, it can win back seats like Chesham & Amersham. policyexchange.org.u…
📺 In Parliament this week, Shadow Minister @KerryMP asks about @Policy_Exchange recommendations for a California-style Zero Emission Vehicle mandate. Minister @redditchrachel says it is under discussion inside Government. You can also read the full report & summary here 👇
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