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The five questions Mark Carney must deliver answers to

The five questions Mark Carney must deliver answers to

James Barty, Policy Exchange’s Head of Financial Policy, sets out the five questions he would pose to incoming Bank of England Governor Mark Carney. The key answers Barty seeks are how Carney would organise the Bank, how he would stimulate the economy, his views on capital ratios, his plans to move from targeting inflation to growth and how he would judge success five years from now.

Putting real power back in the hands of patients

Putting real power back in the hands of patients

Sean Worth, Head of Policy Exchange’s Better Public Services Project and former special adviser to the Prime Minister, argues that the whole power base governing the NHS is an insiders’ club serving the interests of powerful elites and must be smashed so that the NHS can be run for the ordinary people it was set up for.

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.

Let’s focus on high quality technical and vocational education

Let’s focus on high quality technical and vocational education

Dr Owen Corrigan, Education Research Fellow at Policy Exchange, sets out findings from his report on vocational education Technical Matters. Dr Corrigan argues that students should be offered an alternative route through the education system that focuses on high quality technical and vocational provision to help meet the needs of pupils better suited to practical subjects.

What’s wrong with the Tory party?

What’s wrong with the Tory party?

David Skelton, Deputy Director at Policy Exchange, sets out what the Conservative Party needs to do to stand a chance of winning a majority at the next election. David cites findings from Policy Exchange report Northern Lights exploring the North-South political divide, arguing that the Tories need to appeal to voters in the North, Midlands and urban areas, as well as to ethnic minorities and ordinary working people.

Government must ‘nudge’ people to make the most of smart meters

Government must ‘nudge’ people to make the most of smart meters

Guy Newey, Head of Environment & Energy at Policy Exchange, sets out findings from recent Policy Exchange reportSmarter, Greener, Cheaper, on ways households can be more energy efficient. Guy argues that the introduction of smart meters will help households monitor where they are using the most energy.

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.

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