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Housing associations are being stifled by unnecessary red tape that prevents them from building 100,000 new homes a year – a third of the total housing supply needed to keep up with demand. The government should create a new category of ‘Free Housing Associations’, that are able to set their own rent policy, choose their own tenants and manage their housing stock with greater autonomy.
Written by inner-city crime writer Gavin Knight, The Estate We’re In calls for politicians from all parties to pledge to turn around the most deprived council estates within the next decade. The report highlights how decades of neglect and ghettoization have led to acute social problems and, using case studies to extract best practice, draws out the key lessons for policymakers in how to turn around the worst housing estates.
Future Courts calls for magistrates to dispense justice inside police stations at peak times – including evenings and weekends – and be put in charge of the administration of out-of-court disposals, as part of a radical drive to speed up the operation of the criminal justice system.
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Policy Exchange Chairman David Frum discusses the rise and fall of violence in America with criminal-justice scholar Barry Latzer.
Former First Parliamentary Counsel Sir Stephen Laws describes how judicial review of policy has a chilling effect on political decision making, diminishing democratic accountability.
In this post Rebecca Elvin reflects on the separation of powers in the UK constitution and argues that politicians, rather than judges, are best placed to determine the public interest.
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In a recent column for The Telegraph, entitled ‘A diversity of opinions, more than of cultures, is what we need in the judiciary’ Charles Moore referenced the work of Policy Exchange’s Judicial Power Project in relation to the recent Supreme Court judgement.
In an interview with Andrew Gimson for ConservativeHome, Tugendhat reflects at length on his work with Policy Exchange on meretricious litigation against the armed forces, and how this has recently been taken up by the Prime Minister.
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RT @judicialpwr Paul Yowell’s new book, “Constitutional Rights and Constitutional Design”, argues that courts were not designed for the kind of moral and empirical reasoning they now routinely undertake. Leading scholars and jurists respond to his arguments: judicialpowerproject.org.uk/c… pic.twitter.com/QuuwOxEFWr