Economics & Social Policy
Latest Economics & Social Policy Publications
This new report examines how people aged under 25 interact with the welfare system, arguing that the higher risk of young people disengaging from the welfare system and their different attitudes to work means that the Government should intensify employment support for people aged 25 and under.
Delivering Differently argues that as many as one third (25,000) of London-based civil servants should be relocated to city regions and local authorities to boost productivity and innovation in public services.
Together, a decade of loose public spending, fiscal stimulus and the aftermath of the financial crisis left Britain with the highest deficit in its post war history at 10.2% of GDP. Even half a decade later, that deficit is only half closed, and remains high internationally. Budgeting for Balance looks at the experience of fiscal consolidation so far, and how to approach the remainder of the task.
Latest Economics & Social Policy Blogs
Warwick Lightfoot, Policy Exchange’s Director of Research and Head of Economics and Social Policy, uses AV Dicey’s thoughts on referenda to contend that arguments suggesting that parliamentary sovereignty is being ‘overridden’ regarding Brexit are ‘premature’
Gerard Lyons, Policy Exchange’s Chief Economic Adviser, considers ‘measures the authorities could take to guard against a sterling crisis’, contending that ‘the most important of these’ is to ‘provide policy clarity on what lies ahead’
Warwick Lightfoot, Policy Exchange’s Head of Economics and Social Policy, reflects on nascent debate about the monetary policy that central banks have pursued since the Great Recession
Latest Economics & Social Policy News
On BBC Radio 4, Policy Exchange’s Chief Economic Adviser sets out the case for a clean Brexit.
Writing in The Guardian after the release of a new social care index, Jamie Horton cites findings from Policy Exchange’s Reforming Social Care report that the volume of available social workers will not meet demand until 2022.
Public sector pay rising faster than in private sector despite Government pledges to rein in spending
Steve Hughes, Policy Exchange’s Head of Economics & Social Policy, is quoted in the Daily Mail calling for public sector pay reforms such as abolishing automatic progression, linking pay with performance and capping compensation.
Latest Economics & Social Policy Events
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Room 2H, 5, ACC Liverpool, Kings Dock, Liverpool, L3 4FP
With Alan Mak MP; David Sproul, Deloitte; Vicky Pryce, CEBR; Steve Hughes, Policy Exchange; James Quinn, The Daily Telegraph (Chair); Mike Kelly, DataCentred.
Conservative Conference 2015 | Man vs Machine? What is the future of work and productivity in the UK?
With Jesse Norman MP; Brian Holliday, Siemens Digital Factory; Steve Hughes, Policy Exchange; Nicola Smith, TUC; further speakers to be confirmed.