Matthew is a senior researcher in the public services team. He is one of the authors of the IfG CIPFA Performance Tracker and his work focuses on local government and children’s social care. Matthew has a PhD on the origins of national income accounting. Before university he worked as an intern for an MP and later scrutinised the value for money of government programmes at the National Audit Office. He joined the Institute in June 2022 from a secondment to the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee at the House of Commons.