Head of Economic and Social Policy
Steve Hughes is the Head of Economic and Social Policy. Before joining Policy Exchange, Steve worked at the Bank of England in its Banking Services Directorate, where he conducted research into the circulation of banknotes, and helped manage the regulatory system that governs cash distribution in the UK. Prior to this, Steve worked at the British Chambers of Commerce, producing economic indicators and advising on tax, international trade and SME finance policy. He has also worked in Parliament, researching HM Treasury legislation as it passed through the House of Commons. Steve read economics at the University of Nottingham.
Related Posts & Publications
The Central Contradiction of Capitalism? A collection of essays on Capital in the Twenty-First Century
by Steve Hughes | Feb 24, 2015Read Publication Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century is easily the most talked about economics book of the last year, if not the decade. At its heart is the idea that capitalism contains a central contradiction: without government intervention to...
by Steve Hughes | Feb 3, 2015Read Publication Pensioners should be asked to ‘opt-in’ to receive their Winter Fuel Payment as part of plans to make the welfare system fairer, more affordable and fit for the 21st century. As much as £400million a year could be saved under the proposal. Recipients...
by Steve Hughes | Jan 16, 2015Read Publication People should be given more flexibility to build up their tax-free savings pots during the course of a lifetime under new plans to introduce a Bonus ISA (BISA). The BISA would be offered to anybody who is unable to use their full annual tax-free...
by Steve Hughes | Oct 15, 2014Read Publication Every worker in Britain will have to pay into a new unemployment insurance scheme which will put personal contribution at the heart of the welfare system. For the first time people who have worked hard and paid their taxes will receive a greater level...
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