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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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Policy Exchange appoints Charles Moore as a Visiting Scholar

Policy Exchange appoints Charles Moore as a Visiting Scholar

Policy Exchange is delighted to announce the appointment of Charles Moore – the authorised biographer of Margaret Thatcher and one of Britain’s most widely read and respected columnists – as its newest Visiting Scholar. Charles will focus on the lessons of Margaret Thatcher’s career for the current political era.

New research shows Free Schools boost performance of local schools

New research shows Free Schools boost performance of local schools

Free Schools are raising standards for other pupils across the local community, especially in some of the poorest performing schools, as well for the pupils who attend them. A new report, A Rising Tide: the competitive benefits of Free Schools, by leading think tank Policy Exchange, sets out for the first time detailed analysis on the performance of local schools where a Free School has opened.

Pay off teachers’ student debt, says Policy Exchange

Pay off teachers’ student debt, says Policy Exchange

As part of its Education Manifesto, leading think tank Policy Exchange argues that given the twin risks of already declining teacher numbers and the potential from September 2015 of more highly indebted students graduating from university and deciding to go straight into work and not to undertake further teacher training, all parties should commit to a scheme of student loan repayments for some or all teachers who begin teaching in the state sector.

Smarter use of technology and data could save local authorities £10 billion by 2020

Smarter use of technology and data could save local authorities £10 billion by 2020

A report released today by leading think-tank Policy Exchange highlights how every year councils lose more than £1 billion by failing to identify where fraud has taken place. The paper also sheds light on how a lack of data sharing and collaboration between many local authorities, as well as the use of bespoke IT systems, keeps the cost of providing public services unsustainably high.

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