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Move 25,000 civil servants out of London to turbo charge devolution

Move 25,000 civil servants out of London to turbo charge devolution

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.

James Cracknell argues for a tax on sugary drinks

James Cracknell argues for a tax on sugary drinks

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.

Boston is the least integrated place in the country

Boston is the least integrated place in the country

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.

Judges guilty of rewriting Freedom of Information laws

Judges guilty of rewriting Freedom of Information laws

Judging the Public Interest shows that some senior members of the judiciary are overstepping their constitutional bounds. It examines the high profile dispute in Evans v Attorney General, concerning the disclosure of the Prince of Wales’s correspondence with ministers. The then Attorney General, Dominic Grieve QC, exercised his statutory power – the ministerial veto – to override the Upper Tribunal and block the release of the letters. His exercise of the veto was challenged in the courts and eventually quashed by the Supreme Court.

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