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”.
In this SMF pamphlet Shadow Universities Minister Rt Hon Liam Byrne MP sets out Labour’s vision for the Higher Education system post-2015 and covers important issues about the future of research funding and the provision of more technical qualifications.
We are delighted to welcome Professor Alison Wolf CBE to discuss the issue of gender in British political and economic life.
Our 2014 fringe programme will seek to tackle issues from our key research priorities: increasing productivity; changing financial services; tackling the cost of living; and, reforming public services. See a full list of our activity across the three conferences.
Shadow Minister for Universities, Science and Skills, Rt Hon Liam Byrne MP, sets out options for reform of Britain’s universities to boost the country’s knowledge economy and open high paying technical and professional jobs to the ‘forgotten 50 per cent’.
The Chancellor’s ISA changes have led to a bump in July’s savings figures. SMF Economist Katie Evans asks whether policy can do more to encourage efficient investments?
SMF Researcher Ben Richards outlines the discussion from Professor Charlie Jeffery’s Chalk + Talk discussion on the state of the Scottish Independence debate.
SMF Chief Economist Nida Broughton looks at the latest ONS figures showing a rise in self-employment and asks whether this is good for the UK economy.
SMF Research Associate Cormac Hollingsworth looks at the FCA’s announcement which places restrictions on retail investors buying bank bonds known as ‘Cocos’.