December 19, 2007
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.
November 22, 2007
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.
November 19, 2007
Choice? What Choice? finds that parents often do not have meaningful options about where to send their children to be educated.
November 8, 2007
Cities Limited calls into question the value of the plethora of urban regeneration schemes delivered by a myriad of different agencies
October 23, 2007
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.
September 10, 2007
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.
July 19, 2007
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
Fitting the Bill investigates whether, and to what extent, increased local autonomy for the police could improve policing.
June 1, 2007
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.
April 17, 2007
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?
January 29, 2007
This report finds that there is a growing religiosity amongst the younger generation of Muslims and that they feel that they have less in common with non-Muslims than do their parents. Significantly, they exhibit a much stronger preference for Islamic schools and sharia law and place a greater stress on asserting their identity publicly, for example, by wearing the hijab.
January 24, 2007
The Best Laid Plans concludes that the main objective of planning has been to limit the spatial extent of cities and that this artificial reduction of land supply has severe consequences for society, the environment and the economy.
December 12, 2006
This report outlines a better model of local government: an innovative model of ‘federal’ county government, which streamlines bureaucracy and presents a unified public face, while power originates at a very local level and is delegated up where necessary.
November 23, 2006
Science vs Superstition – the case for a new scientific enlightenment challenges the common belief that scientific progress in today’s world inevitably entails an element of danger or moral uncertainty.
November 6, 2006
Living for the City brings out crucial yet unexpected links between ‘direct democracy’ or greater citizen participation in community action and local decision-making; greener, healthier and safer city environments; and improved economic growth.
October 2, 2006
Using demographic projections to map key public policy challenges UK society faces over the next 50 years, Policy Exchange – together with charity Age Concern – has commissioned MPs, academics and business figures to consider the policy tools needed for younger generations to be able to approach later life with confidence.
July 1, 2006
Martin Bright’s unique run of classified ‘scoops’ on the British State’s policy of accommodating Islamist reactionaries at home and abroad has set all kinds of dovecotes a-flutter in Whitehall. Now, courtesy of Policy Exchange, Bright has brought them all together in one accessible pamphlet – as well as some hitherto unpublished material which the Government would rather we never had seen.
June 14, 2006
What is compassionate conservatism, and how can it meet the social and political challenges faced by today’s Britain? These are the questions that Jesse Norman and Janan Ganesh answer in their acclaimed new book.
June 12, 2006
Much of the discourse on the war on terror has sacrificed historical perspective for an often partisan focus on the day-by-day flow of events. Confessions of a hawkish hack: the media and the war on terror is Matthew D’Ancona’s critique of such short-termism. In it, he outlines his own interpretation of the attacks of 9/11 and the media’s coverage of events since then.
March 10, 2006
Size Isn’t Everything argues that since small forces perform at least as well as larger forces, and since amalgamations would reduce accountability and take resources from neighbourhood policing, the government should abandon its attempts to amalgamate police forces.
February 20, 2006
Better Homes, Greener Cities shows that too few houses are built in Britain because local communities have no incentives to support new development.
January 19, 2006
Culture Vultures: Is UK arts policy damaging the arts? examines the impact of government policy on the arts through a collection of essays edited by Munira Mirza.
December 9, 2005
More Good School Places calls for all children at failed state schools to receive up to £6,000 additional funding per annum – the Advantage Premium – to help them access better education.
September 15, 2005
Bigger Fast Better More shows that in countries where local councils have to “compete for every inhabitant” they successfully plan for better and cheaper homes in sustainable, green communities.
June 27, 2005
The key finding of this report is that the British culture of centrally-planned development – a system established by the 1947 Town and Country Planning Act and embraced to this day by politicians of all parties – has resulted in a woeful shortage of affordable, desirable, high-quality housing.
June 15, 2005
No More School Run: Proposal for a national yellow bus scheme in the UK argues that a system of school buses would increase punctuality for all road users, have economic benefits and improve quality of life.
May 11, 2005
Hands up for school choice! Lessons from school choice schemes at home and abroad examines case studies from abroad, drawing out common characteristics of school choice and the use of voucher schemes involving both public and private providers.
March 10, 2005
Taming Terrorism reminds us that despite al-Qaeda’s global reach and use of modern technology, today’s global struggle is not unprecedented. We have beaten similar groups before and can do so again.
January 10, 2005
MacGregor, former Director of Steve Norris’s campaign to be Mayor of London, comes to the surprising conclusion that the current Mayor Ken Livingstone is right to demand direct control of policing.