Jonathan Dupont

Economic & Social Policy Research Fellow


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Jonathan Dupont joined Policy Exchange in April 2014 as a Research Fellow in the Economics & Social Policy Unit. Prior to joining, he worked as a parliamentary researcher, an independent economic researcher and an analyst for the There is Nothing British about the BNP campaign. He has co-written multiple books on public policy, including A Time for Choosing for Palgrave Macmillan and Gridlock Nation for Biteback Publishing.

Jonathan Dupont

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Is it really time to change how we budget?

Is it really time to change how we budget?

This is the fourth fiscal event within a year. Economic forecasts may sometimes change drastically, but is a new Budget every three months really necessary? Many have complained that the even twice annual (more in an election year) process of Budgets have become...
The Spending Review – why transparency matters

The Spending Review – why transparency matters

Over the last Parliament, the Government introduced a massive £98 billion in discretionary fiscal consolidation. Day to day spending in unprotected departments shrank on average by around a quarter, and while some departments like Health saw small increases this came...
How hard will the Spending Review be?

How hard will the Spending Review be?

This Wednesday, the Chancellor will stand up to give the results of the Spending Review, setting in place the resources available to Departments for the next four years. Nobody believes the upcoming Parliament will be as easy as the years of plenty in decades past for...
Should we balance the budget?

Should we balance the budget?

All the hard decisions announced in next week’s Spending Review are theoretically in the service of a greater aim: finally balancing the budget in 2019-20, for the first time in 19 years. Over the past few months, the Government’s new fiscal target has...
Additional Policy Exchange analysis of Summer Budget 2015

Additional Policy Exchange analysis of Summer Budget 2015

Introducing the Living Wage Premium The Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) estimates that the new “Living Wage Premium” will see the effective Minimum Wage rise from £6.50 today to £9.35 by 2020, benefitting around 6 million people – but at the cost of 60,000...
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