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Analyst - Labour Markets/Distributional Analysis

HM Treasury
London - United Kingdom
S: £32,000 to £43,124


SALARY £32,000 to £ 43,124


Do you have a proven track record of developing economic analysis and influencing policy? HM Treasury is recruiting three quantitative analysts to develop the analysis which will inform government decisions on labour market policy, inequality, and the distribution of tax and social security.

HM Treasury is at the heart of UK Government, and the Personal Tax, Welfare and Pensions group is responsible for a mix of policy and spending control. This includes high profile areas of personal tax, labour market, welfare, pensions and savings – and within this major reforms, such as pensions flexibility, tax-free childcare and Universal Credit. The Group also owns spending control for both HMRC and DWP. These are key areas for the Treasury, with fiscal significance and risk. The Group also has a wider HMT role providing analysis of the overall distributional impacts of tax and benefit reforms on households.

The Labour Market Economics and Distributional Analysis teams sit with Personal Tax, Welfare, and Pensions Group (PTWP), who are responsible for structuring and delivering taxes, benefits and pensions, and, in ensuring sound public finances, is key to the quality of governance in the UK. You will work with Ministers' offices and special advisers, and conduct analysis and write advice on key labour market and distributional issues. You will be expected to work collaboratively with other teams in HM Treasury, other government departments, and external stakeholders.

We are recruiting for posts in HMT's Labour Market Analysis and Distributional Analysis teams.

In the Labour Market Analysis teams, you will analyse and subsequently communicate the impacts of the tax and benefits system on work incentives to inform policy development. You will be expected provide effective communication and collaboration in order to deliver high quality policy advice and will drive the debate through independent analysis of the labour market. Analytical conclusions will be presented, clearly and succinctly, to non-economists. Furthermore, you will co-organise the annual HM Treasury Labour Market Conference.

In the distributional analysis team you will build analysis to inform the development of tax, welfare, and public spending policy, using microsimulation models, programming in SAS. You will contribute to the continuous development of the microsimulation models to maintain the analytical capabilities of HM Treasury and ensure they are at the cutting edge of work in this field.

HM Treasury has a strong commitment to equality and diversity and we are a Disability Confident employer. Our aim is to be a department which is open and accessible, recruiting and retaining diverse, talented and high-performing people who support and develop one another.

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HM Treasury


London, United Kingdom


None of these


Government Economist


£32,000 to £43,124

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20th October 2017

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12th November 2017

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