Scott Dennison

Deputy Director and Head of Strategic Analysis at Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG)

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Deputy Director, Head of Strategic Analysis, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
Policy Fellow Alum, Centre for Science and Policy

Scott is senior civil servant and economist with 14 years experience working in a number of central government departments. Scott began his career in the Government Economics Service in the Department for Transport and has worked in the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (ODPM) and, most recently before taking-up his current post in MHCLG (formerly DCLG), as a housing market economist at HM Treasury.

A large part of his career has been spent providing economic advice on housing and land-use planning, including working on the Barker Reviews of Housing Supply and Planning, the 2007 Housing Green Paper, the John Hills Review of social housing and the National Planning Policy Framework.

Scott’s current role is head of Strategic Analysis for MHCLG, leading a team of economists, researchers, scientists and policy experts. The team covers a variety of topics including evaluating the Troubled Families programme, analysis of public service provision and leading on the deregulation agenda for the department.