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Think tank issues association privatisation warning

Think tank issues association privatisation warning

Comments made by Policy Exchange’s Head of Housing & Planning Chris Walker that, should the ONS reclassify housing associations as public bodies, the government’s most obvious reaction would be to privatise them, are covered Inside Housing.

Labour wants schools to be local

Labour wants schools to be local

Jonathan Simons, Policy Exchange’s Head of Education, is quoted by Schools Week criticising Labour proposals to impose further scrutiny from local councils on schools.

London boroughs back common standards-led data approach

London boroughs back common standards-led data approach

Comments made by Eddie Copeland, Policy Exchange’s Head of Technology Policy, at a recent workshop event are covered by Government Computing. Eddie argued that due to the isolated way in which local government IT has organically developed, councils are a long way from being able to adopt open standards and share services.

Nationalise then privatise

Nationalise then privatise

Writing on 24dash.com, housing expert Colin Wiles reports that Goldman Sachs have been appointed by the government to consider how proposals from Policy Exchange Freeing Housing Associationsreport might be implemented.

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