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, Head of Research, previews Policy Exchange’s Labour Conference event examining the scope for an alternative economic policy.
Damian Hind discusses how local first, bottom-up, decision-making can help address many of the problems within our current political system.
Rebecca Lowe Coulson examines Theresa May’s first speech as prime minister and its ‘‘life chances agenda’.
Latest Economics & Social Policy News
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.
The Financial Times covers Whitehall Rules!, Policy Exchange’s new report looking at how to improve pay and performance in the Civil Service. The report shows that the cost of government contractors has ballooned to £1bn in 2014/15, money that could be better spent on hiring talented new permanent staff.
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