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Gavin is a leading media commentator on politics and public policy – writing for the Guardian, FT, Prospect as well as being a regular blogger for the New Statesman. He covers a wide range of issues spanning economic policy, low pay, welfare reform, public services and social mobility. He joined the Foundation from No 10 Downing Street where he worked as Deputy Chief of Staff. He spent over a decade in Whitehall and was a member of the Council of Economic Advisors at HMT, the Senior Advisor to the Secretary of State at the Department for Education and the Department for Communities and Local Government, Deputy Head of the Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit, and a member of Tony Blair’s Policy Unit. Before working in government Gavin was Director of Research at the ippr and the Fabian Society, and taught economics and politics at the University of Sheffield where he received his doctorate.