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Tim Leunig

Chief Economist

Tim is Onward’s part-time Chief Economist. He served as a senior UK government adviser for a decade, including as an Economic Adviser to two Chancellors, Senior Policy Adviser to six other cabinet ministers, and Chief Analyst and Chief Scientific Adviser to the Department for Education. He invented the UK’s furlough scheme, the National Funding Formula for England’s schools, and “Progress 8”, the method for evaluating secondary schools. In the Autumn of 2023, he was the Prime Minister’s Education Adviser. He has taught at the London School of Economics for 25 years and is a multiple international prize-winning economist. He is also a Director of economics at Public First.

Liberalising dentistry to improve access and cut costs

Nick Timothy wrote about why Britain needs to reindustrialise in the Daily Telegraph.