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France and her Economy

France and her Economy

In the latest of our series of pieces focusing on the run-up to the French Presidential election, Warwick Lightfoot — Policy Exchange’s Research Director and Head of Economics and Social Policy — considers the state of France’s economy, in order to shed light on current attitudes and polling.

Scottish Independence: A Political Question

Scottish Independence: A Political Question

Warwick Lightfoot, Policy Exchange’s Research Director and Head of Economics and Social Policy, considers Scotland’s economic wellbeing, and concludes that ‘its public finances at any point of independence would be exceptionally difficult’.

Policy Exchange at the Party Conferences 2017

Policy Exchange at the Party Conferences 2017

This will be Policy Exchange’s 16th party conference season! As ever, we’re planning a packed programme of fringe events exploring the most pressing policy questions facing the Government. Read this to find out more, and to explore the idea of partnering with Policy Exchange at the party conferences this year. 

Resolving the UK’s Long-Term Care Problem: An Opportunity for the Conservative Party

Resolving the UK’s Long-Term Care Problem: An Opportunity for the Conservative Party

Warwick Lightfoot — Policy Exchange’s Director of Research, and Head of Economics and Social Policy — reflects on the Government’s announcement regarding additional spending for personal care. He argues that ‘the present Conservative government has the opportunity to undertake a fundamental reform of the welfare state, which would complete its range of provision, and ensure that it cohered in a practical manner that helps families’.

Five Suggestions for the Spring Budget

Five Suggestions for the Spring Budget

Ahead of this week’s Budget, the recommendations of Policy Exchange Economic and Social Policy Research Fellow, Jonathan Dupont, range from a continued reduction of the structural deficit, to the commissioning of an overall strategic review of the tax system.

A response to the McGregor-Smith Review on ethnic-minority progression in the workplace

A response to the McGregor-Smith Review on ethnic-minority progression in the workplace

Richard Norrie — Policy Exchange’s Demography, Immigration, and Integration Research Fellow — explains why the review is ‘statistically crude’ and ‘overly pessimistic’. He contends that ‘we now need to pursue the argument that ethnic-minority progression and inclusion is a matter of basic justice, and also essential if we are to be a successful and integrated multi-ethnic society’.

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