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The benefit sanctions regime needs to be tougher but more compassionate

The benefit sanctions regime needs to be tougher but more compassionate

Policy Exchange Director of Communications Nick Faith sets out how we can build a better system for benefits sanctions. Highlighting recommendations from our recent report Smarter Sanctions, Nick shows how a benefits card for people breaching benefits conditions for the first time would help provide a safety net for the 68,000 people a year who are found to have had their benefits withdrawn unfairly.

Domestic Violence: Time to shift the blame from victims to perpetrators

Domestic Violence: Time to shift the blame from victims to perpetrators

Charlotte McLeod, Policy Exchange’s Crime & Justice Research Fellow, highlights the problems with the criminal justice system’s approach to domestic violence. Charlotte argues that we need to find alternative, more proactive ways of tackling domestic violence and improving the confidence for victims that their abusers will be convicted. Ultimately, however, she argues that we must also see society change its attitude and shift the blame and responsibility from victims to perpetrators

Benefit sanctions – we need a regime both more compassionate and more strict

Benefit sanctions – we need a regime both more compassionate and more strict

Guy Miscampbell, Policy Exchange Economics & Social Policy Research Fellow, sets out the findings from his report Smarter Sanctions. The report finds that 68,000 people a year have their benefits taken away unfairly. Guy sets out how we can build a more compassionate, yet stricter, sanctions system that will provide a safety net for those whose benefits are withdrawn unfairly, better engage first time offenders and be tougher with those who persistently breaches the conditions of their benefits.

What’s wrong with care.data?

What’s wrong with care.data?

Eddie Copeland, Policy Exchange’s Head of Digital Government, diagnoses the problems with care.data, the government’s attempt to combine GP and hospital records in a new central database. Eddie argues that the initiative is failing to make clear its benefits to individuals and suffers from a lack of trust.

Swifter and more certain justice will drive down crime

Swifter and more certain justice will drive down crime

Max Chambers, Policy Exchange’s Head of Crime & Justice, sets out what improvements need to be made to the justice system in order to actually change criminals’ behaviour. The system would be need to be faster, so that the connection between offence and punishment is not lost over time, punishment would be more certain through greater detection of crime, and more problem-solving techniques would be incorporated.

Here are some ideas to win in 2030

Here are some ideas to win in 2030

Nick Faith, Policy Exchange’s Director of Communications, sets out how the Conservatives a coalition of voters that will allow them to win elections in the long-term. Nick makes the case from our report Northern Lights that the Conservatives must reach out to the working classes by selecting more northern and working class candidates and focus on building up local networks in marginal seats.

The Year of Code may have got off to a bumpy start but the new focus on computer skills is both very welcome and essential

The Year of Code may have got off to a bumpy start but the new focus on computer skills is both very welcome and essential

With 2014 being the government’s ‘Year of Code’ Sarah Fink, Policy Exchange’s Digital Government Research Fellow, looks at the steps being taken by the government to improve computer science teaching in schools. Sarah welcome the new emphasis on computer science teaching, but emphasises the need for the curriculum to keep pace with the rate of technological change and for the curriculum to be about more than just programming.

Ending FGM in the UK: Failures of the past and hope for the future

Ending FGM in the UK: Failures of the past and hope for the future

Charlotte McLeod, Policy Exchange’s Crime & Justice Research Fellow, highlights the shameful failure of the UK government to properly tackle female genital mutilation, despite the practice being outlawed 30 years ago. Charlotte sets out five ways in which the government can do more to eliminate the practice.

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