In The News
News about Policy Exchange publications, staff and policy concepts.
Following Policy Exchange’s event on the future of the teaching workforce, former Minister of State for Schools Lord Knight examines the possibility of technology helping to alleviate the current teaching shortage.
The Sunday Telegraph reports that the government is considering proposals from Policy Exchange’s report Clearing the Fog of Law for the UK to derogate from the European Convention on Human Rights during times of conflict.
The Times covers Policy Exchange’s new report Higher, Further, Faster, More, which calls for government to redirect up to £532m of universities funding to the Further Education system. Universities, the report says, will be able to make up the shortfall by drawing down their £12bn reserves.
The Independent covers Higher, Further, Faster, More, Policy Exchange’s new report looking at how to improve England’s Further Education system. The report highlights that one in four FE colleges are at risk of imminent bankruptcy at a time where the universities sector has £12bn in reserves, and calls for government money to be redirected from HE to FE.
Whitehall Rules!- Policy Exchange’s new report on Civil Service staff – is covered by The Times. The report highlights the increasing numbers of contractors working across Whitehall.
Richard Howard, Policy Exchange’s Head of Environment & Energy, is quoted in The Telegraph highlighting the risk that the high cost of introducing new gas capacity will have on the UK’s future electricity supply.
Jonathan Simons, Policy Exchange’s Head of Education, is quoted by The Telegraph questioning the sustainability of the Universal Free School Meals programme.
The Guardian cites figures from Policy Exchange’s 2011 report Untapped Potentialwhich show that England and Wales are using 1.1bn-3.3bn liters of water a day more than our water bodies can deliver without being damaged.
Writing in The Guardian, housing consultant Colin Wiles attributes recent government decisions on housing and planning to reports written by former Head of Housing & Planning at Policy Exchange, Alex Morton.
The Spectator’s Isabel Hardman covers Policy Exchange’s event with John Bercow, Speaker of the House of Commons. The Speaker set out his thoughts on how PMQs could be improved (beyond better behaviour from MPs), including a longer session and a mix of open and substantive questions from MPs.