Growing Businesses sets out the policy areas that are most important to address in order to fully exploit the potential of UK businesses. By providing an in-depth analysis of eight areas of public policy, along with detailed comparisons with our competitors internationally, it shows where the UK performs well and where there is room for improvement.
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.
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.
SMF Director Emran Mian poses, although may not happen, let’s assume Scotland votes Yes…what happens next?
As part of our ESRC-sponsored Chalk + Talk series, Professor Alison Wolf presented her recent work on the new pattern of inequality that is emerging among women. SMF Chief Economist Nida Broughton summarises the session in this blog.
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.