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Dame Patricia Hodgson to chair Policy Exchange’s Reform of Government Commission on the future of the Civil Service

Dame Patricia Hodgson to chair Policy Exchange’s Reform of Government Commission on the future of the Civil Service

Policy Exchange is today delighted to announce a Reform of Government Commission, Chaired by Dame Patricia Hodgson, which will examine how the Civil Service can be improved and modernised.

The Reform of Government Commission will go back to first principles and ask: what sort of Civil Service do we want? What should its ethos be? How should accountability be maximised through clearer lines of responsibility? How can it better serve governments of all hues?

We will draw on the expertise of a wide range of leading practitioners. Focus groups, polling and an evidence-gathering “roadshow” will be used to produce authoritative, useful research that leads to better government.

Time to plant – and harvest – more trees

Time to plant – and harvest – more trees

All political parties agree that the UK needs more trees, but stimulating markets to support forestry and supporting sustainable wood use also needs to be part of land policy after Brexit, argues a new paper from Policy Exchange’s award-winning Energy and Environment...
Caring middle fear losing their homes for social care

Caring middle fear losing their homes for social care

64% are worried about the effect that losing their home and other assets would have on their family If they required care in later life   New YouGov polling carried out for Policy Exchange shows the extent to which women, who have been identified as critical voters at...
PM need not resign on losing confidence vote

PM need not resign on losing confidence vote

Government’s actions during 14 day period following VONC not for courts to decide Lord Strathclyde confirms FTPA “deliberately framed in a way that left the least possible scope for judicial intervention” Under the Fixed Term Parliaments Act, if the government loses a...
UK Supreme Court chooses not to reverse unconstitutional Article 50 judgment

UK Supreme Court chooses not to reverse unconstitutional Article 50 judgment

The UK Supreme Court’s decision today that it lacks jurisdiction to hear an appeal from Wightman means, regrettably, that it will not be able to consider and correct the Court of Session’s unconstitutional judgment, which referred which referred the question whether an Article 50 notification is unilaterally revocable to the Court of Justice of the European Union. The CJEU is now due to hear argument in this case on Tuesday 27th November.

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.

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