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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.
Up In the Air, Policy Exchange’s new report on air pollution in London, is covered in a leader column in the Evening Standard. The report shows that in some London boroughs as many as 60% of school children go to school in areas with air pollution that is higher than the legal limit.
BusinessGreen cites findings from Policy Exchange’s new report Up In the Airthat more than 30% of London’s schools are in areas with air pollution levels above the legal limit, and that more deprived areas are more likely to be afflicted.
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.