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The Capital City Foundation is a new policy unit devoted to the continued prosperity and progress of London. It aims to be London’s most influential think tank, taking a long-term look at how to improve the lives of current and future Londoners to protect its standing as the greatest city on earth.
In this new report for Policy Exchange’s Capital City Foundation, Nick Ferrari argues that Uber should pay more tax and operate more safely, but that black cabs need change, too.
Expensive inner-London police stations should be converted into housing to increased the number of officers living in the city, and improve the Met’s contact with the communities it serves.
Up in the Air: Part 2 sets out a comprehensive package of measures to clean up air pollution in London, in particular focusing on the two main sources of pollution – road transport and gas combustion.
Last autumn, in a paper for Policy Exchange’s Capital City Foundation, Nick Ferrari became the first commentator to suggest that the Mayor of London use the renewal of Uber’s operating licence to make the firm behave better. Ferrari does not support last week’s remarkable decision by the London Mayoralty to remove the licence entirely. But, writing for Policy Exchange, he argues that the outcome he advocated — a new licence, under strict conditions — remains perhaps the likeliest ending of this significant Big Tech v Government struggle.
Richard Howard, Head of Policy Exchange’s Environment & Energy Unit, provides a critique of the Mayor of London’s new plan of measures to tackle air pollution in the capital.
Writing for the Evening Standard, Nick Ferrari discusses his Policy Exchange report, ‘Saving the Black Cab’
The Evening Standard’s exclusive on Policy Exchange’s new Black Cab report.
Policy Exchange host a discuss on the scale and pace of change needed for the UK to achieve its future decarbonisation goals.