Nick Pearce
Nick Pearce rejoined IPPR as Director in September 2010 after two years as Head of the Policy Unit at Number 10. An author and regular commentator on public policy, his recent broadcast appearances include BBC Newsnight, Channel 4 News and Radio 4 Analysis.

Recent articles have been published in the Guardian, Financial Times and Prospect, among many others. His books include Politics for a New Generation, Social Justice: Building a fairer Britain, Tomorrow's Citizens and Wasted Youth. Nick blogs on things that matter to our public life,, from the heart of progressive thinking in Britain.

In addition to running the Downing Street Policy Unit, Nick has worked as an advisor in the Home Office, the Cabinet Office and the former Department for Education and Employment. He was formerly Chair of the Advisory Board to the UK Chief Scientist's Foresight progamme and served on the Equalities Review and the Teaching & Learning 2020 Review.

He is currently a member of the board of the Royal Institute of British Architects Trust and the UK-India Roundtable. He was educated at the Universities of Manchester and Oxford.

Entries by Nick Pearce

Europe's Recovery Won't Solve Underlying Problems in the Jobs Market

(1) Comments | Posted 2 April 2014 | (00:00)

Slowly but surely, Europe's economy is starting to recover. After more than half a decade of stagnation, the EU commission forecasts real GDP growth in the EU of 1.5% in 2014, rising to 2.0% in 2015. This will not just be confined to Europe's top performers, with all countries, including...

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The Great Moving Right Show

(1) Comments | Posted 6 September 2012 | (11:27)

The Great Moving Right Show was the title of Stuart Hall's celebrated essay on the rise of the radical New Right, published in January 1979 as Britain's post-war settlement began finally to collapse and Thatcherism emerged as a potent new political force. Hall's essay was remarkably prescient. It engaged at...

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Forecasting Gloom: Osborne's Spending Review, One year on

(0) Comments | Posted 20 October 2011 | (16:10)

What a difference a year can make. That applies as much to economic forecasting as anything. It is exactly one year since George Osborne stepped up to the dispatch box in the House of Commons to announce the Government's Comprehensive Spending Review. As we well know, the centrepiece of the...

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Nordic Resilience

(0) Comments | Posted 26 July 2011 | (17:24)

To British people watching the horrific events unfold over the weekend in Norway, the dignity, empathy and humanity with which the Norwegian people expressed their grief and loss was profoundly moving. Here was a nation unafraid to express its emotions of bewilderment and despair openly and candidly, and to talk...

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