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 16, 2013“We should not be too concerned about short-term changes in the raw difference between public and private sector pay. A typical public sector worker still enjoys an hourly pay premium of 6.1 per cent when adjusted for age, gender, full-time and part-time work,...
by Ed Holmes | Oct 11, 2013Prospects for the UK’s economic recovery look slightly brighter this week. The IMF doubled its growth forecasts from those set only last April. This is good news for everyone and shows that growth is not incompatible with holding down government spending. But problems...
by Ed Holmes | Oct 9, 2013The last few days have been interesting for public finance wonks. George Osborne announced a new fiscal rule – to run a surplus during the next parliament (by 2020). At the same time, the United States is witnessing a shutdown of its federal government as the US...
by Ed Holmes | Jun 24, 2013On Thursday, the Government will release new information about the success of its flagship welfare-to-work policy for the long-term unemployed: the Work Programme. It will be hoping for much better headlines than the first round of statistics released last November,...
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