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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Jobcentre Plus has become a revolving door

Jobcentre Plus has become a revolving door

Over the last four years, the UK has experienced the slowest rate of economic recovery outside the aftermath of major wars since the 1830s. This sluggish growth makes it vital that the unemployed are given the best possible employment support to assist them back into...
Why the Government is right to take on welfare reform

Why the Government is right to take on welfare reform

The debate around the government’s welfare reforms is set to rage all week. Whatever the arguments for and against, one undisputable fact that is not used enough is that we are currently paying close to £100 billion a year to working age benefit claimants. Such a...