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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.
The Sun covers Governing Power, Policy Exchange’s new report looking at how the energy industry is run. The report highlights the unnecessary complexity of the system, with more than 30 bodies, many with overlapping functions and with a total cost of more than £500m, all playing a role.
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.
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.
Sell outdated prisons and build new ones – the first step in Gove’s mission to reform the penal system
Mark Wallace, ConservativeHome’s Executive Editor, attributes a recent government decision to sell off old inner city prisons to work from Policy Exchange, most recently in our Future Prisonsreport.
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.