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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.
A new report,Smart Devolution, by leading think tank Policy Exchange says that most cities have vast quantities of data that if accessed and used effectively could help improve public services, optimise transport routes, support the growth of small businesses and even prevent cycling accidents.
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.