Matthew Oakley

Head of Economics & Social Policy, 2011-2013


Matthew now works at Which?, heading up their economic analysis unit. Matthew was Policy Exchange’s Head of Economics & Social Policy from 2011 to 2013, focusing on welfare reform, growth and the UK economy, public sector reform and financial policy. His recent publications include an assessment of the public sector pay premium across the wage distribution; reports outlining the next steps for tackling unemployment and benefit dependency; and a report outlining areas where Government must focus to boost growth in the long-term.

Matthew Oakley

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Public and Private Sector Pay: 2013 update

Public and Private Sector Pay: 2013 update

Read Publication Public sector workers in the North East, Merseyside and South West of England earn as much as £3,200 more than their equivalents in the private sector. Analysis of the most recent Labour Force Survey data (January-March 2013) reveals that there is...
Capping Welfare

Capping Welfare

Read Publication Capping Welfare argues that post 2015, cutting Winter Fuel Payments or TV licences for pensioners is ‘simply tinkering around the edges’. Cuts to these pensioner perks would save at most £3 billion even if there were completely removed. In contrast,...
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