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Jonathan Dupont joined Policy Exchange in April 2014 as a Research Fellow in the Economics & Social Policy Unit. Prior to joining, he worked as a parliamentary researcher, an independent economic researcher and an analyst for the There is Nothing British about the BNP campaign. He has co-written multiple books on public policy, including A Time for Choosing for Palgrave Macmillan and Gridlock Nation for Biteback Publishing.
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by Jonathan Dupont | Jan 9, 2015As it was hard to miss, this was the week that the General Election really kicked off. Last Friday, the Conservatives unveiled their first poster of the year, arguing that we needed to “stay on the road to a stronger economy” and boasting of a deficit halved and an...
by Jonathan Dupont | Dec 1, 2014This Wednesday, the Chancellor George Osborne will stand up to deliver the fifth and last Autumn Statement of this Parliament. Besides the Coalition’s first Budget in June 2010, it has been the Autumn Statements under this Government in 2011 and 2012 in which the...
by Jonathan Dupont | Apr 29, 2014The OBR has just released a new dataset which collates the costings from every significant tax change since 1970 and spending changes from 2010. While little of this data is new, in the past it was hard to access, scattered across the documents from dozens of...
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This idea of a home, which is not just a commodity, is central to the Labour tradition, says Maurice Glasman. What people have wanted, since at least the start of the town and garden movement, is civic peace, streets, and a sense of living alongside others.