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Press Releases from the Policy Exchange team across a range of topics and policy departments.

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Amy Gray, Director of Communications on 0207 340 2650 or amy.gray@policyexchange.org.uk.

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GCSE reforms were needed – and are on track to achieve their aims

GCSE reforms were needed – and are on track to achieve their aims

Welcoming the first results in the new GCSE exam system, Policy Exchange’s Head of Education John Blake said: “We needed these reforms to increase the amount of content being studied and make the qualifications more demanding. The results show that the new GCSEs...
Farming Tomorrow: Free trade puts consumers first

Farming Tomorrow: Free trade puts consumers first

Farming Tomorrow, a major new report from Policy Exchange, sets out the once in a generation chance we have to reform Britain’s environmental policy and approach to farming after Brexit.

It’s not just the size of your aid budget but what you do with it that counts

It’s not just the size of your aid budget but what you do with it that counts

Policy Exchange today publishes ‘Global Britain, Global Challenges: How to make aid more effective’. The report makes a strong case for the importance of overseas aid and supports the Government’s commitment to spending 0.7 per cent of national income on aid. However, it also argues strongly that aid can and should be spent more effectively and that the development community should embrace trade and capitalism as vital to reducing poverty and disease.

Official estimates of Brexit impact were overly pessimistic

Official estimates of Brexit impact were overly pessimistic

The models used to assess the economic impact of Brexit were misleading, according to new analysis published today by Policy Exchange. At the time, the projections made by the Treasury, OECD and IMF were used by the then government and Remain campaign to argue that the British economy would face a significant and permanent loss of income in the event of a vote to leave. A careful analysis of the gravity trade economic models used to generate these pessimistic projections suggests that the impact of Brexit on our economy will be much less significant than the economic consensus constructed at the time of the referendum.

Britain must not accept Germany’s proposed EU court in disguise

Britain must not accept Germany’s proposed EU court in disguise

Policy Exchange’s Judicial Power Project warns that the latest German proposal for a joint EU-UK court is merely an extension of the CJEU by other means, ahead of the UK presenting formal proposals for the future of EU citizens in Britain next week. Having shown why continuing CJEU jurisdiction over post-Brexit Britain will not work, Visiting Scholar Gunnar Beck now says that Germany’s proposal for an EU-UK court which follows the CJEU will not be impartial

Going Round in Circles: Developing a new approach to waste policy following Brexit

Going Round in Circles: Developing a new approach to waste policy following Brexit

In a major new report, Going Round in Circles, Policy Exchange says that Brexit presents a huge opportunity for the UK Government to develop a new approach to waste and resources policy. The report highlights significant shortcomings in the EU’s approach to waste and recycling: the objectives are increasingly unclear, the targets are badly designed, and the policies are not in the UK’s interest.

Policy Exchange announces new education and social reform team

Policy Exchange announces new education and social reform team

Policy Exchange is delighted to announce the appointment of a new education and social reform team to continue their agenda setting work in this area. All three new team members are practising teachers, who will bring a quarter of a century of frontline experience to...
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