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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.
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courtesy of Policy Exchange, Bright has brought them all together in one accessible pamphlet – as well as some hitherto unpublished material which the Government would rather we never had seen.
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.
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.
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.
Better Homes, Greener Cities shows that too few houses are built in Britain because local communities have no incentives to support new development.
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.
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.
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.
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.