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Reform to police pay long-overdue

Reform to police pay long-overdue

Crime & Justice Research Fellow Edward Boyd calls for reform of police officer remuneration, arguing that police pensions are unfair and need modernising and that in order to attract the best applicants the starting salary for police officers should be increased.

Elected Mayors – where did it all go wrong?

Elected Mayors – where did it all go wrong?

With the elected Mayors referenda looking set to deliver a ‘No’ result, Policy Exchange Deputy Director David Skelton criticises the failure of the government to put together an effective campaign in favour of elected Mayors. He also points out that Mayors were seen as ‘more politics’ at a time when the public is very anti-politics and that the powers and boundaries for the new Mayors were poorly chosen.

Why the Conservatives need to resolve our housing problem

Why the Conservatives need to resolve our housing problem

Policy Exchange’s Director of Communications Nick Faith cites findings from report Northern Lights which show that those who do not own their own home are far less likely to vote Conservative than those who do. He argues that coupled with the current housing crisis and fewer and fewer people able to afford to get on the property ladder, this could cause electoral problems for the Tories.

A fair wage for prisoners

A fair wage for prisoners

Crime & Justice Research Fellow Edward Boyd sets out how the introduction of a ‘Prisoner Minimum Wage’ – as recommended in Policy Exchange report Inside Job – would prevent working prisoners from jeopardise the job prospects of the law-abiding.

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