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Gas prices to stay low for the rest of the decade, Government forecasts

Gas prices to stay low for the rest of the decade, Government forecasts

Richard Howard, Policy Exchange’s Head of Environment & Energy, is quoted by The Telegraph commenting on government forecasts that wholesale gas and electricity prices will remain low for the next few years. He warned that low prices will undermine investment in new gas power stations.

Whitehall spends more than £1bn on contractors

Whitehall spends more than £1bn on contractors

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.

Government should radically overhaul energy regulation

Government should radically overhaul energy regulation

City AM reports calls from Policy Exchange’s report Governing Power, which highlights the unneccessary complexity of the energy industry and how simplifying and consolidating it could save hundreds of millions of pounds.

Grammar school ‘annexe’ in Kent is a dangerous moment

Grammar school ‘annexe’ in Kent is a dangerous moment

Writing in The Guardian, education journalist Fiona Millar cites a Policy Exchange blog post by Jonathan Simons and Natasha Porter which highlighted evidence against the social mobility case made in favour of grammar schools.

English university finances on ‘unsustainable trajectory’

English university finances on ‘unsustainable trajectory’

Policy Exchange’s Higher, Further, Faster, More report is covered by Times Higher Education in an article on university funding. The report called for some university funding to be transferred to the imperilled further education sector.

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