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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
- A sixth of UK debt is held by those who have less than £200 a month left after essentials
- The price we pay for poverty wages is too high
- Whose recovery is this? And who will reap the benefits?
- Another Tory-Lib Dem coalition in 2015? It's no done deal
- It's time to be honest about who gains from tax cuts
- Why living standards and public finances matter
- Planning for a pay rise – could 'forward guidance' work for Britain’s low paid workers?
- Despite further cuts in spending, tax rises look difficult to avoid
- 'Households face £26bn of fiscal pain in 2016-18'
- Now is the time to debate full employment