In The News
News about Policy Exchange publications, staff and policy concepts.
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Sell outdated prisons and build new ones – the first step in Gove’s mission to reform the penal system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.
BusinessGreen covers Policy Exchange’s new report Governing Power. The report shows how the level of complexity involved in running the UK’s energy industry is acting as a barrier to growth and innovation in the sector, and has pushed up administrative costs to more than £500m.
Writing in The Guardian, managing director of City & Guilds Kirstie Donnelly, supports calls from Policy Exchange’s Higher, Further, Faster, More report for £532m of university funding to be redirected to the further education sector. She describes such a move as “absolutely invaluable”.
Richard Howard, Policy Exchange’s Head of Environment & Energy, appears in front of the House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee to discuss privatisation of the Green Investment Bank.
Jonathan Simons, Policy Exchange’s Head of Education, is quoted by FE Week commenting on figures which show far fewer loans for FE courses have been taken out than were allocated for.
Comments made by Policy Exchange’s Head of Environment & Energy, Richard Howard, that the Trafford gas power station would require double the current package in order to be viable, are cited in a comment piece in City AM.