Matthew Sinclair studied economics and economic history at the London School of Economics at undergraduate and Master’s level.
Matthew joined the TaxPayers’ Alliance in May 2007 as a Policy Analyst. At the beginning of December 2008 he became Research Director, in November 2010 he became its first Director, and then in August 2012 he became the new Chief Executive. He has produced pioneering studies on public spending, the dynamic effects of tax cuts, the National Health Service, trade unions, crime, big government projects, financial services regulation, taxpayer funded politics and environmental policy. His reports have seen extensive coverage, including numerous front page stories and broadcast reports.
In March 2010, Biteback published a TPA book Matthew had edited, How to Cut Public Spending (and still win an election). The book provided the most comprehensive analysis available of the UK's fiscal situation and the decisions needed to deliver spending cuts. In August 2011, they published a book he wrote about climate change policy: Let Them Eat Carbon: the price of failing climate change policies, and how governments and big business profit from them.
He has also represented the TaxPayers’ Alliance frequently on radio, television – with numerous appearances on the BBC News Channel, Sky News, Bloomberg, CNBC, the Daily Politics and Newsnight – and in person at a range of events both in UK and abroad - in Rome, Washington DC, Brussels, Strasbourg, Delhi and New York. In 2011, he played a leading role in London’s largest free market demonstration in years, the Rally Against Debt, which saw hundreds turn out and secured extensive broadcast media coverage. Since then he has led successful TaxPayers’ Alliance campaigns on issues from welfare reform to Fuel Duty.