To: The Charity Commission
Withdraw Policy Exchange's charitable status.
Investigate the right wing think tank Policy Exchange and withdraw their charitable status.
Why is this important?
It is meant to be a non partisan educational charity for the general public. In reality it is a money making and ego boosting scheme for conservative party supporters. One of it’s directors stood as a conservative candidate at the 2015 and 2017 general elections. Others have close ties to the conservative party.
Several employees take salaries in excess of £80k – one takes a salary of £150-160k (according to filed accounts for last year). Donations from Just Giving gratefully received, according to the website.
Worryingly, Boris Johnson and his newly formed cabinet make policy decisions based on Policy Exchange studies. Ex-employees of fossil fuel and energy companies, for example, produce environmental policy reports for Policy Exchange who then influence government!
The charitable status of Policy Exchange should be withdrawn as it does not operate in a non partisan way or in the general public's interest.