Press Releases from the Policy Exchange team across a range of topics and policy departments.
Recent Press Releases
Government will miss its housing target unless Housing Associations are given more freedoms to build
Policy Exchange proposes a wave of Housing Deals for housing associations – top performers should be exempt from social rent reductions so they can borrow to build more homes.
Report says commuter cops should be reduced by offering officers discounts to live in the neighbouring areas they patrol.
Policy Exchange proposes a UK population register and two-tier citizenship to help manage post Brexit migration
Policy Exchange’s new report ‘Delivering Differently’ argues as many as one third (25,000) of London-based civil servants should be relocated to city regions and local authorities if the new government wants to boost productivity and innovation in public service delivery.
Boosting London’s Frontline Policing, a joint Policy Exchange and Capital City Foundation paper, argues that ‘Underground Police Points‘ would improve access to the police and help prevent victims and criminals from interacting in police stations.
Today Richard Howard, Head of Energy and Environment at Policy Exchange, suggests raising road tax to generate £500 million a year to fund a new diesel car scrappage scheme.
The Importance of Teachers, a joint Policy Exchange and ASCL paper, looks at the challenges of recruiting and retaining teachers and argues for more flexible working practices.
Efficient Energy Policy states the UK to have some of the least efficient housing stock and highest rates of fuel poverty in Europe. It argues that promoting home energy efficiency could not only reduce energy bills, but is also one of the cheapest ways to cut carbon emissions.
This morning we published a report, Britain Imbalanced. Authored by double Olympic gold medallist, James Cracknell, the report says that a tax on sugary drinks should be introduced as part of a series of measures to combat rising levels of obesity in the UK. While acknowledging that a sugary drinks tax is not a magic bullet, the paper says that is on balance it is a sensible intervention to help prevent the rise in obesity, especially among children.
Today our new Demography, Immigration and Integration Unit published its inaugural Integration Index. The Index uses data from the latest census to examine ‘identity integration’. The findings reveal the 160 most/least integrated places in the country with Boston in Lincolnshire being the least integrated and Amersham in Buckinghamshire the most.