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Big Bang Localism: a Rescue Plan for British Democracy, proposes a radical decentralisation of government. The report calls for a re-empowerment of the counties and cities to which people feel loyalty, with many services delegated further to municipalities and parishes.
Nothing to lose but your chains is the third volume of a major study into the reform of local government finance in England. It sets out the authors’ proposals for a comprehensive, yet practical, reform of the local revenue finance system.
This report concludes that the solution to the problem of long-term youth unemployment is to replace the New Deal with Workfare, pioneered in Wisconsin, which has successfully and efficiently reduced welfare rolls.
Lion Cubs brings together four country case studies – of Tanzania, Botswana, Rwanda and Mozambique. The studies show that even the poorest and most divided societies can be turned around, given good policies and – harder – the will to put them into practice.
In the first part of a major study into local government financial reform, Policy Exchange examines the history of local government funding in England and Wales, from feudalism through the Victorian period to present day. The authors show how the contemporary system of highly centralised control is a product of the government’s desire to maintain uniformity and fiscal discipline.
This report examines how to identify and help the 7.7 million people of working age classed as ‘economically inactive’.
Off With Their Wigs!: Judicial Revolution in Modern Britain seeks the views of constitutional experts in a critical analysis of the Government’s plans, including their desired abolition of the QC system.
With the need to rebuild Iraq clearer and more urgent than ever, an international group of contributors commissioned by Policy Exchange examine case studies ranging from post WWII Germany and Japan to the current situation in Afghanistan.