Director of Policy and Communications
Will is Director of Policy and Communications at Policy Exchange. A journalist by background, he was previously Managing Editor of The Spectator, Britain’s leading political weekly magazine, for which he still writes. Will served as Michael Gove’s speech writer at the Ministry of Justice and for six years previously worked and wrote for The Telegraph. He focuses especially on Policy Exchange’s work on Prosperity and Place.
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by Will Heaven | Sep 17, 2021Related Content Nimbys get a bad press. They live in attractive houses in expensive areas but want to deny that chance to others. They are a powerful lobby motivated by selfishness who often behave badly – check out the recent viral video of a local woman hurling...
by Will Heaven | Sep 5, 2019Related Content IPSO’s Guidance for Reporting on Islam and Muslims In late 2018, the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO) announced that it had created “an informal working group” to help draft guidance for journalists on how to report on issues connected...
by Will Heaven | Jun 23, 2019Related Content A policy proposal that would help to address the serious and urgent problems affecting the provision of social care in the UK The next government should: 1. Complete the welfare state by covering the costs of complex long-term social care, so that no...
by Will Heaven | May 21, 2019Related Content What’s wrong with social care and how we can fix it This research paper explores the nature and extent of the serious and urgent problems affecting the provision of social care in the UK. It identifies how these problems have evolved from the...
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RT @Robert_WH_Ede @SeanPhillips91 has provided our assessment of this week’s GP access plan. 1️⃣The scale of the crisis is undeniable 2️⃣But we need to find a way of being guided by evidence not emotion 3️⃣In this regard, the plan contains some sensible steps forward policyexchange.org.u…
NEW REPORT: Author @FrancisAlun, the new Deputy Chair of the Social Mobility Commission, writes that for social mobility to be fit for the levelling up era it needs to be relevant to a much more broader group of people. policyexchange.org.u…
With energy policy rising up the political agenda, does the UK need a dedicated Government Department for Net Zero? Here's what four former UK Energy Secretaries had to say during a recent @Policy_Exchange event. ▶️ @AmberRuddUK ▶️ @EdwardJDavey ▶️ @Ed_Miliband ▶️ @andrealeadsom