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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.
Recent Blog & Article posts
- Once interest rates start rising, how can indebted households be helped through the painful transition?
- By omitting the earnings of one in seven workers from jobs data, our economic policymakers are operating in the dark
- Rethinking post-crash social policy – IPPR’s Condition of Britain
- What’s really been happening to living standards?
- Why the Lib Dems' £12,500 tax allowance promise is a smaller pledge than it sounds
- SeaTac: the small US town that sparked a new movement against low wages
- It's too early to be pessimistic about boosting living standards
- The robots are coming. Will they bring wealth or a divided society?
- Stealth cuts to universal credit will hit the working poor
- A sixth of UK debt is held by those who have less than £200 a month left after essentials