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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.

Let us face down the enemies of social reform

Let us face down the enemies of social reform

Writing in the Telegraph, Sean Worth, Head of Policy Exchange’s Better Public Services Project, argues that the Government must urgently reform public services as set out in report Do the Public Back More Reform of Public Services?In particular, he stresses that families should be able to choose the best free public services from the most reliable providers, whether government-run or privately run.

Don’t blame developers: Britain’s planning system pushes up prices

Don’t blame developers: Britain’s planning system pushes up prices

Senior Research Fellow for Housing & Planning Alex Morton dismisses criticism that developers hoarding land are to blame for the lack of new homes, instead laying the blame at the door of the planning system which makes land with residential planning permission so hard to come by that it incentivises holding land as an asset rather than using it for building.

If We Want Growth, We Can’t Give Up On Public Sector Pay Reform

If We Want Growth, We Can’t Give Up On Public Sector Pay Reform

Ed Holmes, Senior Research Fellow for Economics & Social Policy at Policy Exchange, sets out the arguments in favour of dismantling national pay bargaining as set out in Local Pay, Local Growth. In particular, he stresses the report’s recommendation that money saved through pay reform be reinvested in local job creation and infrastructure projects.

School Enterprise Zones would turbo-charge Free School Programme

School Enterprise Zones would turbo-charge Free School Programme

Writing in the Sunday Times, Sean Worth, Senior Consultant to Policy Exchange, proposes ideas to turbo-charge the Government’s plans to free up the supply of schools in poorer urban areas by removing restrictions on who could provide schools, as well as lengthy planning requirements.

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