Senior Research Fellow for Economics & Social Policy, 2009-2013
Ed Holmes is a Senior Research Fellow in the Economics & Social Policy Unit and works on economic and social policy; primarily public spending, taxation policy, welfare reform and fiscal consolidation.Ed read History at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge concentrating on global financial regulation and management at the Judge Business School where he studied systemic risk and business economics.Prior to joining Policy Exchange, Ed worked for a public affairs company and in Parliament.
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by Ed Holmes | Oct 10, 2014Read Publication The Work Programme is the Coalition Government’s flagship welfare-to-work policy, replacing thirteen back-to-work schemes with a national initiative that is led by private and third sector providers. The radical overhaul of the social security system...
by Ed Holmes | Sep 29, 2013Read Publication Everyone should be made to work for their benefits except mothers with young children, according to a new polling conducted for Policy Exchange. The polling found that the public supports strict conditions for the long-term unemployed. The YouGov poll...
by Ed Holmes | Jun 24, 2013Read Publication The Work Programme is not doing enough to help those furthest away from the labour market.Route2Work: Employment support for the very-hardest-to-help, says that paying private and voluntary providers to help people back into work is a sensible...
by Ed Holmes | Sep 4, 2012Read Publication Rebalancing the pay and pensions of public sector workers so that they are in line with that of equivalent workers in the private sector would save the UK £6.3 billion a year in public spending. This money would be better spent on tackling local...
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