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News about Policy Exchange publications, staff and policy concepts.
The Evening Standard covers Policy Exchange’s new Up In the Air report, which reveals the extent of air pollution in London. The report shows that 12.5% of London suffers from NO2 levels above legal limits, an area which includes 25% of London’s schoolchildren and 44% of its workforce.
Richard Howard, Policy Exchange’s Head of Environment & Energy, is interviewed on You and Yours discussing the effect changes in government energy policy will have on energy bills.
BusinessGreen cites comments by Richard Howard, Policy Exchange’s Head of Environment & Energy, that the new energy efficiency scheme announced in the Spending Review is not nearly sufficient to tackle fuel poverty.
Jonathan Simons, Policy Exchange’s Head of Education, is quoted by the TES saying that the Spending Review will feel like a good settlement in the education sector, although some academies will face real terms funding reductions.
“We are the builders”: Osborne promises 400,000 new homes and vows to tackle Britain’s “crisis in home ownership”
Chris Walker, Policy Exchange’s Head of Housing & Planning, is quoted by the Daily Mail saying that George Osborne’s Spending Review announcements are not enough to solve the housing crisis, and that further planning reform is needed to release more land for development.
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.
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.
Estimates by Chris Walker, Policy Exchange’s Head of Housing & Planning, that greater freedoms for housing associations would allow them to build 100,000 houses a year are cited in The Economist.
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.
Red tape, regulation and quangos cost energy companies ‘at least £600m a year’ – and it’s households who foot the bill
The Daily Mail covers Governing Power, Policy Exchange’s new report looking at how to improve the administration of the energy industry. The report highlights the overly complicated governance structure for the industry, with more than 30 bodies, many with overlapping functions, overseeing energy companies.