Ricky Taylor

Senior Economic Advisor at Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC)

Senior Economic Advisor, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
Policy Fellow Alum, Centre for Science and Policy

Ricky Taylor is currently a Senior Economic Advisor at the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government and is a member of both the Government Economic Service and the Government Social Research Service. He has extensive experience of working in a variety of policy and analytical roles across a number of Government Departments, including the Home Office, the Prime Minister's Strategy Unit, and HM Treasury where he co-authored the Magenta Book, a guide to policy evaluation in government.

He was previously Head of Research for the National Housing and Planning Advice Unit (NHPAU) where he authored Buy-to-let mortgage lending and the impact on UK house prices and was co-author of Affordability Matters which considered the levels of housing supply needed to improve the affordability of housing in England.

In his current role Ricky leads a multidisciplinary team of analysts covering a variety of topics including the evaluation the Troubled Families programme, which is one of the first policy evaluations to use linked administrative data to track the progress of families.