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.
Related Posts & Publications
by Matthew Oakley | Oct 17, 2011Read Publication Something for Nothing is the third report in our welfare reform series. The report calls for a new points based system for Jobseekers Allowance that recognises different ‘job-search’ activities that claimants are required to carry out each week....
by Matthew Oakley | Sep 16, 2011Read 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...
by Matthew Oakley | Jun 5, 2011Read Publication The next four years will see significant changes in the remuneration, terms and conditions of workers in both the public and private sectors. This note examines the evolution of pay and conditions during 2010 and what the prospects are for these...
by Matthew Oakley | May 20, 2011Read Publication By Matthew Oakley & Peter Saunders. No Rights Without Responsibility argues that conditions on benefit claimants should be increased so that they have to spend more time each week looking for a job. With research from the DWP finding that the...
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