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The Superfast and the Furious

The Superfast and the Furious

Sarah Fink, Digital Government Research Fellow at Policy Exchange, sets out findings from recent Policy Exchange broadband report The Superfast and the Furious, arguing for greater government support for consumers and small businesses lacking in digital capabilities.

It’s not just about the pipes

It’s not just about the pipes

Sarah Fink, Research Fellow for Digital Government at Policy Exchange, sets out findings from The Superfast and the Furious. Sarah notes the significant gaps in digital capability between small businesses and consumers, and recommends that the government helps them take advantage of the opportunities the internet has to offer.

Should the Bank of England’s objective be changed?

Should the Bank of England’s objective be changed?

James Barty, Policy Exchange’s Senior Consultant for Financial Policy and author of recent Policy Exchange reportReform on the Bank of England, highlights the reasons why the Bank of England should change its objectives. James argues that rather than continuing to measure growth by inflation, the Bank should consider following the US Federal Reserve model which would mean targeting maximum employment, stable prices, as well as moderating long-term interest rates.

A new Bank of England for a new Governor

A new Bank of England for a new Governor

James Barty, Policy Exchange’s Senior Consultant for Financial Policy and author of recent Policy Exchange reportReform of the Bank of England, sets out recommendations for reform from the report including ceding power to the Deputy Governors, greater external influence and hiring more people with financial experience.

The quest for digital skills

The quest for digital skills

Chris Yiu, Head of Digital Government at Policy Exchange, argues that the UK has the potential to be a world leader in the high-tech and digital economy. Chris sets out findings from Policy Exchange report Bits and Billions, arguing the government needs to make it easier for UK digital start-ups to hire overseas talent.

Loosening purse strings

Loosening purse strings

James Barty, Policy Exchange’s Senior Consultant on Financial Policy, argues that the drive to increase banks’ capital ratios is harming recovery and that the process should be slowed, if not reversed in some cases.

Government must think fast and big to make Britain a tech haven

Government must think fast and big to make Britain a tech haven

Chris Yiu, Head of Digital Government at Policy Exchange, argues that the UK has the potential to become a world leader in the high-tech and digital economy, but the government must change existing visa regulations to allow UK digital start-ups to hire the most talented international graduates.

Bits, Billions, and British Businesses

Bits, Billions, and British Businesses

Chris Yiu, Head of Digital Government at Policy Exchange, argues that the government needs to act fast to change existing visa regulations preventing digital start-ups in the UK hiring the best international graduates. Chris suggests that the UK has the potential to become one of the world’s leading digital economies, but says that policymakers must adopt a pragmatic approach to skills and migration.

The case for Reform of the Bank of England

The case for Reform of the Bank of England

James Barty, Policy Exchange’s Senior Consultant for Financial Policy, argues that the Bank of England is in desperate need of structural and cultural reform. James suggests that the Bank’s failures prior to and following the financial crisis indicate that the current institution must be reformed before it takes on any new responsibilities.

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