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New NPPF design focus welcome

New NPPF design focus welcome

Policy Exchange welcomes the updated National Planning Policy Framework’s focus on design announced by Secretary of State James Brokenshire today (24th July), as recommended in our recent report, Building More, Building Beautiful. The UK needs more homes but there is often strong local resistance to development – building attractive homes is key to overcoming Nimbyism. Policy Exchange polling found that most people prefer traditional design like Georgian and Victorian terraces, Edwardian mansion blocks.

Immigration after Brexit: change and continuity

Immigration after Brexit: change and continuity

A post Brexit immigration system should clamp down on low skilled EU immigration but adopt a lighter touch approach for professionals, argues Policy Exchange’s Head of Demography, Immigration and Integration, David Goodhart, in a new paper Immigration After Brexit.

Small Modular Reactors: The next big thing?

Small Modular Reactors: The next big thing?

Small modular nuclear reactors could be a crucial technology in the drive to decarbonise our energy system, according to Small Modular Reactors: The next big thing in energy? published on Thursday by Policy Exchange. The increased take-up of electric vehicles, the...
European Court of Human Rights is undermining democracy

European Court of Human Rights is undermining democracy

In a major new study for Policy Exchange, Sir Noel Malcolm, leading historian of ideas and Senior Adviser on Human Rights to Policy Exchange, argues that democracy is being eroded by an ever-expanding system of human rights law and condemns the encroachment of the...
UK should double spend on development R&D

UK should double spend on development R&D

The UK should double the proportion of its international aid budget spent on research and development in order to solve the most pressing global challenges and support the Government’s Industrial Strategy, says Policy Exchange in Global Britain, Global Solutions, a new report with a Foreword by George Freeman MP. In 2015, British aid for R&D amounted to £419 million; over the medium term we should increase this both to help the poorest people in the world and to support the UK’s world leading scientists.

Link business rates to energy efficiency to make big changes

Link business rates to energy efficiency to make big changes

The Government should establish a new Energy Efficiency Delivery Unit and Energy Performance Certificates should be linked to business rates to incentivise landlords to invest more in energy efficiency, according to Clean Growth, the new report from Policy Exchange’s influential and expert Energy and Environment team.

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