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Will Hutton

Will Hutton

Chair, Big Innovation Centre


Telephone: 020 7976 3565

Will Hutton is the Principal of Hertford College, Oxford University. He is also the Chair of the Big Innovation Centre at The Work Foundation – the most influential voice on work, employment and organisation issues in the UK. Regularly called on to advise senior political and business figures and comment in the national and international media, Will is today one of the pre-eminent economics commentators in the country.

He began his career in the City, as a stockbroker and investment analyst, before moving to the BBC, where he worked both on radio, as a producer and reporter, and on TV as economics correspondent for Newsnight. Prior to joining The Work Foundation, Will spent four years as Editor-in-Chief of the Observer, for which he continues to write a weekly column. He also regularly contributes to the Guardian and the Financial Times.

Will’s books include The State We’re In (1996), which was seen at the time as setting the scene for the Blair revolution. His latest book, Them and Us: Changing Britain – Why we need a fair society, was published in 2010 by Little, Brown.

Will is also is a governor of the London School of Economics. He is a member of the Scott Trust board and a fellow of the Sunningdale Institute. He was the Chair of the Commission on Ownership which delivered its findings in 2012. He also led the Public Sector Fair Pay Review, which published its final report in March 2011.

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Related Reports

Credit Where It's Due: How to revive bank lending to British small and medium-sized enterprises
This report suggests an innovative system of credit easing to boost lending to small and medium enterprises.

Will Hutton and Kenneth Peasnell
28 November 2011

Making the UK a Global Innovation Hub: How business, finance and an enterprising state can transform the UK
The government must act now to avoid a ‘lost decade of stagnation’. They must adopt a strategy of collaborative, entrepreneurial investment in those areas likely to bring the greatest dividends in growth and jobs.

Prof Birgitte Andersen, Ian Brinkley, Will Hutton
08 September 2011

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Will Hutton reflects on his lifetime achievement award
Will Hutton reflects on his lifetime achievement award at the HR Most Influential Awards.

Will Hutton
20 September 2013

Where will all the new jobs come from after the 'Great Reset'?
So what will happen after economic 'recovery' when it finally does arrive and which will be the areas that will create new human job opportunities as machines take over more and more traditional areas of work?

Will Hutton
20 May 2013

Driverless cars, pilotless planes - will there be jobs left for human beings after the 'Great Reset'?
Throughout history, economic upheaval has destroyed whole industries – and created new ones. But now, some fear automation may mean the death of mass employment.

Will Hutton
20 May 2013

Fair pay - lifting the lid
Today sees the launch of my Fair Pay Review, which I was asked to conduct nine months ago by the Prime Minister and Chancellor.....

Will Hutton
15 March 2011

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Spending Review 2013

Ian Brinkley
Will Hutton
28 June 2013

Will Hutton calls for Independent Commission on Banking to tackle sector failure to support high growth firms
The UK’s financial sector is systematically failing SMEs which could provide the greatest source of innovation, jobs and growth...

Will Hutton
05 July 2011