Ed Holmes

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.

Ed Holmes

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Personalised Welfare

Personalised Welfare

Read Publication Personalised Welfare: rethinking employment support and Jobcentres notes serious problems with JCP.  Only 29% of claimants say they are satisfied with their experience at Jobcentres.  In research for DWP, employers reported “very negative” experiences...
Modernising Industrial Relations

Modernising Industrial Relations

Read Publication By Ed Holmes, Dr Andrew Lilico, Tom Flanagan. Industrial relations in the UK are in need of significant modernisation. Changes in the nature of employment and the workforce, increased concentration of union membership, the proliferation of litigation...
Controlling Public Spending: How to Cut 25%

Controlling Public Spending: How to Cut 25%

Read Publication By Ed Holmes. Edited by Hiba Sameen & Dr Andrew Lilico. The Coalition government plans to cut departmental budgets by 25% by 2014/15.  This major report considers how to achieve this for six key departments: Education, Business, Innovation and...