Demography, Immigration and Integration

Rethinking social mobility for the levelling up era

It is time for a new approach to social mobility. For the past 20 years it has focused too much on the “long” mobility of sending people from disadvantaged backgrounds to elite universities and into the higher professions. That is a desirable goal but for social mobility to be fit for the levelling up era it needs to be relevant to a much more broader group of people, and needs to focus on the supply of decent jobs for a range of talents and aptitudes and not just reorder the queue for entry into the professional elite.

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Sajid Javid

Sajid Javid praises Policy Exchange’s ‘hugely important’ work

Speaking at Policy Exchange’s annual reception at Conservative Party Conference, the Home Secretary said: “If I think about the policies regarding all the different roles I’ve had in Government – in every different role I’ve had there’s always been something from Policy Exchange that has helped us shape policy and have a real impact.

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Passport and map

Policy Exchange welcomes “typically hard-headed and balanced” MAC report

Welcoming most aspects of the Migration Advisory Committee’s report published today (18th September) Policy Exchange’s Head of Demography, Immigration and Integration David Goodhart said: “Policy Exchange welcomes most of the MAC report on EU migration...
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Passport, suitcase and map

Immigration after Brexit: change and continuity

A post Brexit immigration system should clamp down on low skilled EU immigration but adopt a lighter touch approach for professionals, argues Policy Exchange’s Head of Demography, Immigration and Integration, David Goodhart, in a new paper Immigration After Brexit.

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The Road to Somewhere: A New Settlement in British Politics?

To mark the launch of David Goodhart’s new book with a discussion on The Road to Somewhere: A New Settlement in British Politics? Panellists will include leading commentators Tim Montgomerie and Jonathan Freedland

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Glass Ceilings: Is the ethnic minority glass ceiling in business and the professions cracking?

08.00 – 09.00
Room 2H, 5, ACC Liverpool, Kings Dock, Liverpool, L3 4FP

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Rethinking social mobility for the levelling up era

Rethinking social mobility for the levelling up era

It is time for a new approach to social mobility. For the past 20 years it has focused too much on the “long” mobility of sending people from disadvantaged backgrounds to elite universities and into the higher professions. That is a desirable goal but for social mobility to be fit for the levelling up era it needs to be relevant to a much more broader group of people, and needs to focus on the supply of decent jobs for a range of talents and aptitudes and not just reorder the queue for entry into the professional elite.

The Border Audit

The Border Audit

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Brexit and the ending of free movement, the persistent problem of illegal immigration and the need to avoid any repeat of the Windrush scandal, have combined to put some kind of national identity system right back on the political agenda. One option would be to roll out the ID management system now being developed for the 3.6m EU citizens to everyone. The border should also be a higher priority for future public investment, according to a new report by Policy Exchange’s Head of Demography, Immigration and Integration David Goodhart, The Border Audit: A post-Windrush review.

Immigration After Brexit

Immigration After Brexit

A post-Brexit immigration system should clamp down on low-skilled EU immigration but adopt a lighter-touch approach for students and professionals, argues Policy Exchange’s Head of Demography, Immigration and Integration, David Goodhart, in a new paper Immigration After Brexit. As Britain considers its long term immigration needs, there is scope to maintain a high level of continuity for groups such as EU students and tourists. There should be a customised “light touch” work permit system for EU professionals and — as Britain weans itself off low skilled migration — there should be priority for low skilled workers ready to work antisocial hours, thereby acting more as complements than direct competitors to the British workforce.

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Immigration after Brexit

Immigration after Brexit

Policy Exchange’s David Goodhart takes a look at the latest report on immigration policy post-Brexit and finds much to support – with a few questions remaining.

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Policy Exchange experts dominate MPs’ reading list

Policy Exchange experts dominate MPs’ reading list

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Two of Policy Exchange’s experts are among the most read authors in Parliament, a new Freedom of Information request has revealed. Road to Somewhere, by Policy Exchange’s Head of Demography, Immigration and Integration David Goodhart (longlisted for this year’s Orwell Prize) was the second most borrowed book in the House of Commons, behind only ‘How Parliament Works’. The Head of our Britain in the World Project Professor John Bew’s Orwell Prize-winning Citizen Clem was also one of the most borrowed books in the House of Commons in 2017. Both books were named last year by the Observer among their 100 best political books.

Latest Demography, Immigration & Integration Events

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Demographic projections are becoming increasingly central to both national and global politics, driving everything from social care policy to populism.

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RT @Robert_WH_Ede @SeanPhillips91 has provided our assessment of this week’s GP access plan. 1️⃣The scale of the crisis is undeniable 2️⃣But we need to find a way of being guided by evidence not emotion 3️⃣In this regard, the plan contains some sensible steps forward policyexchange.org.u…

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RT @cjfieldingcom I love this from @David_Goodhart. I also worry about the excluded 'Nowheres' ending up in our settings. We try and give them a place to belong and re-connect to the society that excluded them. Our job is giving the nowheres a somewhere. #thisisap engelsbergideas.com/essays/he…

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