What more can be done by policymakers to encourage more of the type of entrepreneurial activity that has the widest positive effect on the UK economy – what we term “high value entrepreneurship”.
SMF Director Emran Mian argues that the social market philosophy is the voice of the radical centre: optimistic about the potential of politics, frustrated by fixed conceptions of public and private, and disdainful of short-term thinking.
We are delighted to welcome Professor Charlie Jeffery to discuss Scottish independence on Thursday 21 August, 12:30-1:30pm.
We are delighted to welcome Professor Alison Wolf CBE to discuss the issue of gender in British political and economic life.
SMF Economist Katie Evans takes a look at today’s latest business lending figures and explores why, despite an overall rise in business lending, lending to SMEs continues to fall.
Britain stands on the verge of an entrepreneurial revolution that could do wonders for our economy, but the current state of public policy is holding us back say Kitty Ussher and SMF Chief Economist Nida Broughton, authors of a new SMF publication on entrepreneurship.
The government must remove the barriers holding back potential entrepreneurs from starting the high-value, growth boosting companies which are key to unlocking UK productivity, says a new study by the Social Market Foundation (SMF) think tank.
SMF Chief Economist Nida Broughton blogs on today’s SMF keynote speech from the Business Secretary Vince Cable.
SMF Director Emran Mian looks ahead to this week’s mortgage figures from the Council of Mortgage Lenders.