Additional Policy Exchange analysis of Summer Budget 2015

Additional Policy Exchange analysis of Summer Budget 2015

Introducing the Living Wage Premium The Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) estimates that the new “Living Wage Premium” will see the effective Minimum Wage rise from £6.50 today to £9.35 by 2020, benefitting around 6 million people – but at the cost of 60,000...
Think of a number

Think of a number

100,000 seems to be a popular number. I use it in my Freeing Housing Associations report, where I argue the sector as a whole could be building 100,000 affordable and market homes a year. The recent report Building New Social Rent Homes commissioned of Capital...
Housing is key to a Conservative vision for working people

Housing is key to a Conservative vision for working people

Chris Walker is Head of Housing and Planning at Policy Exchange. Homeownership is a key tenet of One Nation Conservatism. As Robert Halfon has said – and Winston Churchill before him – the Conservatives are the party of the ladder. “The ladder symbolises everything...