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White departure from inner city Britain halted

White departure from inner city Britain halted

The decline of the White British population in inner city Britain appears to have halted and may even have reversed, according to a new report on ethnic integration and segregation.

What should companies be for?

What should companies be for?

A new paper by Sir Geoffrey Owen, Policy Exchange’s Head of Industrial Policy and former editor of the Financial Times, today wades into the debate about what companies are for – arguing that there is no case for abandoning the principle of accountability to shareholders, or the focus on maximising long-term shareholder value, as the measure of corporate performance.

Public spending edging out of control, says Rt Hon Ruth Kelly as she joins new Economic Unit

Public spending edging out of control, says Rt Hon Ruth Kelly as she joins new Economic Unit

Think Tank Policy Exchange today announced the launch of its new Economic and Social Unit, headed by Conor MacDonald, and joined by the Rt Hon Ruth Kelly as a Senior Fellow.

In her first intervention in her new role, Ms Kelly argues that radical reform is needed if levelling up is to succeed, and woeful levels of productivity are to be reversed. Ms Kelly also makes the argument for a real devolution of power, raising the possibility that this could be achieved through the full devolution of some taxes, such as business rates – bringing a far greater degree of accountability over how they are spent.

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...

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