William Mills

Press and Communications Manager

I joined Reform in September 2018 as Events and Communications Coordinator, from the not-for-profit sector where I held various positions, latterly in communications and external affairs. 

Before work, I studied Criminology at Durham University, which sparked my interest in social policy and using communications to try and create change. I have also volunteered for a Drug and Alcohol charity across the UK and Europe.

My spare time is mostly taken up by talking about cricket in the winter and trying to play it in the summer, alongside cooking, fishing and dance music (from time to time).

What makes you get out of bed in the morning?

Two cups of coffee.

Contact: william.mills@reform.uk

29th April 2020

Working through it: Assessing state employment support responses to the coronavirus

The coronavirus has produced a once-in-a-generation economic challenge, threatening business and employment across every sector of the economy. In response, countries across the world have implemented policies of state support to allow companies to maintain employees, even if they cannot work due to lockdown restrictions.

This Reform Ideas sets the UK’s Job Retention Scheme against comparable countries’ programmes of support and, while initially successful, outlines how the scheme can adopt measures already in place elsewhere to make it more flexible and allow for support to distributed more fairly across the economy.