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June 18, 2008

by Thomas Sweetman and Tara Singh

This report argues that Carbon Capture and Storage is essential to meet UK CO2 targets and deliver clean electricity and that the UK is ideally placed to spearhead a new movement to cutting carbon emissions internationally.

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June 5, 2008

by Policy Exchange

All Change Please examines the challenges the NHS faces spreading the best ideas through the health system. It provides new analysis of how much is currently spent on innovation and diffusion, and makes seven recommendations on how to improve the system.

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June 4, 2008

by Jamie Burn and Gavin Lockhart

All Change Please examines the challenges the NHS faces spreading the best ideas through the health system. It provides new analysis of how much is currently spent on innovation and diffusion, and makes seven recommendations on how to improve the system.

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May 1, 2008

by Dr Oliver Marc Hartwich

This report examines five countries that have reformed the way in which they provide employment services to jobseekers: Australia, the United States (Wisconsin), Germany, Denmark and the Netherlands.

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by Thomas Sweetman and Tara Singh

Green Dreams looks at the Government’s “green” targets over the last ten years highlighting a worrying high failure rate with little to show for hundreds of targets set

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April 16, 2008

by Dr Michael Pinto-Duschinsky and Roger Gough

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April 15, 2008

by Sam Freedman and Briar Lipson

More Good Teachers demonstrates how we can recruit, retain and develop a new generation of talented, inspired and effective teachers to tackle educational inequality.

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April 3, 2008

by Tara Singh and Thomas Sweetman

Is Britain Ready For Carbon Capture and Storage? introduces an innovative technology with worldwide potential for helping to solve our climate change problems.

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April 1, 2008

by Sam Freedman and Briar Lipson

This report looks at the government’s failure to remove poorly‐performing teachers from schools and propose a series of improvements to the capability review process.

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March 23, 2008

by Dr Oliver Marc Hartwich

This report looks at and evaluates the different approaches to urban regeneration practised in the UK and abroad and proposes policy recommendations for the effective regeneration of deprived urban areas.

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March 20, 2008

by Dr Oliver Marc Hartwich

Quelling the Pensions Storm argues that the Government should learn from the past and make additional reforms to every part of the system. They should make it easier for employers to provide good pensions, confront the risks in personal accounts and introduce a new Single-Tier State Pension. The goal is better pensions for all.

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March 4, 2008

by Sam Freedman

Helping Schools Succeed: a framework for English education shows that successful education systems require a coherent structure – something conspicuously lacking in this country.

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March 3, 2008

by Sam Freedman

Helping Schools Succeed: lessons from abroad investigates five systems – New Zealand, Canada (Ontario and Alberta), Hong Kong and Sweden – which generally perform better than England on counts of excellence and equity.

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February 25, 2008

by Policy Exchange

Cumulative social and political changes have undermined the concept of active citizenship on which the concepts of representative and responsible government have been based. Back From Life Support, written by Frank Field MP, suggests ways of bringing those key concepts back.

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January 21, 2008

by Jonathan McClory and Gavin Lockhart

Footing the Bill investigates the challenges police face in containing costs and balancing protective services, counter-terrorism and neighbourhood policing.

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January 14, 2008

by Policy Exchange

Leading academic and former government advisor Professor Alison Wolf reports how the British Government have ludicrously over-estimated the benefits of raising the education and training leaving age to 18 and massively under-estimated the costs.

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by Dr Oliver Marc Hartwich and Briar Lipson

According to Towards Better Transport traffic congestion is now endemic, affecting not just large cities but also the core motorway network and small towns. It currently costs the UK economy in the region of £20bn per year.

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January 11, 2008

by Louisa Mitchell

Little Britons assesses research on parental preferences and reviews how state childcare is currently funded, how it supports individual families and its impact on the private and voluntary sectors.

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January 1, 2008

by Policy Exchange

Learning the Hard Way: a strategy for special educational needs argues that the inclusion debate misses the fundamental point: that it is parents, not politicians, who are best placed to decide where their children should be educated. It is parent choice, rather than ‘expert’ opinion, that should drive policy.

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December 19, 2007

by Rhodri Davies and Louisa Mitchell

The most comprehensive report into the state and future of British philanthropy in the City this decade. Give and Let Giveis designed to stimulate high-earning City professionals to embark on a philanthropic journey.

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by Rhodri Davies and Louisa Mitchell

The most comprehensive report into the state and future of British philanthropy in the City this decade. Give and Let Giveis designed to stimulate high-earning City professionals to embark on a philanthropic journey.

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November 22, 2007

by Jonathan McClory, Ben Ullmann and Gavin Lockhart

In the face of the inadequacy of Britain’s prison system, Unlocking the Prison Estate, argues that by unlocking the value in the prison estate the Government could generate sufficient funds to construct modern prisons that are fit for purpose and offer a greater number of prison places.

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November 19, 2007

by Sam Freedman and Eleanor Sturdy

Choice? What Choice? finds that parents often do not have meaningful options about where to send their children to be educated.

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November 8, 2007

by Dr Oliver Marc Hartwich

Cities Limited calls into question the value of the plethora of urban regeneration schemes delivered by a myriad of different agencies

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October 23, 2007

by Dr Oliver Marc Hartwich and Briar Lipson

Bank of America Chief Economist Europe Dr Holger Schmieding, Policy Exchange Chief Economist Dr Oliver Marc Hartwich and Policy Exchange Research Fellow Briar Lipson assess the UK’s economic performance since 1992.

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September 10, 2007

by Ben Ullmann, Jonathan McClory and Gavin Lockhart

This publication explores public perceptions of gun and knife crime, opinions about the Government’s response, the ease of which members of the public can get hold of illegal firearms, and the level of support for tougher penalties and robust enforcement.

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July 19, 2007

by Janan Ganesh and Gavin Lockhart

Measure for measure presents a vision of the potential future landscape of healthcare information which would provide accountability, promote increased patient trust, and improve performance.

June 26, 2007

by Jonathan McClory and Gavin Lockhart

Fitting the Bill investigates whether, and to what extent, increased local autonomy for the police could improve policing.

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June 1, 2007

by Policy Exchange

This is the published version of the inaugural Colin Cramphorn Memorial Lecture, hosted by Policy Exchange, given by Peter Clarke, the Head of the Metropolitan Police Counter Terrorism Command. The lecture focused on the issues of national security and the fight against terrorism since 9/11.

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April 17, 2007

by James O'Shaughnessy

We expect more of our school leaders than ever before. Gone is the view of the head teacher as primus inter pares; they are now supposed to be visionary leaders, curriculum specialists, disciplinarians, senior managers, community representatives and, just occasionally, teachers too. They are expected to transform the worst state schools and maintain performance in the best. But is this emphasis on leadership justified? Can headteachers make a difference?

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