Joe Shalam

Policy Director

Joe joined the CSJ’s policy team in October 2016. As the lead researcher for the influential Housing Commission chaired by Lord Best, he became Head of Financial Inclusion and Housing in 2019. In this role he oversaw the CSJ’s work on financial vulnerability and rough sleeping, securing major reforms to debt collection and homelessness policy. In 2021, he chaired the Enforcement Oversight Working Group, a unique collaboration between the bailiff and charity sectors leading to the creation of an Enforcement Conduct Authority.

Joe writes regularly for Times Red Box and ConHome, and has appeared recently on BBC R4, LBC and GB News. He graduated from the University of Oxford with distinction, having completed a masters on parliamentary politics and popular movements in early modern Britain.

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