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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.

The big data opportunity

The big data opportunity

Chris Yiu, Policy Exchange’s Head of Digital Government, sets out the opportunities big data presents for transforming the provision of public services. Chris highlights the importance in ensuring that public sector leaders and staff are literate in the scientific method and confident in using big data in order to unlock its full potential.

Where next for open data?

Where next for open data?

Policy Exchange Head of Digital Government Chris Yiu argues for making non-personal public data open by default. He identifies three main obstacles to open data in the UK: embedding the presumption to publish data, unlocking core reference data in its entirety and staying strategic.

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