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The M Word: valuing families

With manifestos on everyone’s minds at the party conferences this year, our quest for catchy policy ideas has been a leitmotif of the SMF’s conference activity. The M Word competition,...
Published: 03 October 2013
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SMF response to Autumn Statement: £31bn cut to public services by 2018, growth impact minimal

New analysis of the Autumn Statement by the Social Market Foundation reveals that public services look set to bear the brunt of £31bn of cuts after the next election. The...
Published: 05 December 2012
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Press Release: ‘Payment-by-results’ proposals to reduce reoffending will penalise success, think tank finds

The Government’s plans to introduce ‘payment-by-results’ into the probation system risk backfiring because their proposals mean that private and third sector organisations are in danger of losing money if they...
Published: 08 August 2013
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Press Release: Former DWP Secretary – personalised welfare to restore middle-class support for social security and boost savings

Radical thinking is required to restore public support for the welfare state and get people saving adequately, former Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Lord John Hutton claims in...
Published: 15 August 2013
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The computer says ‘no’: SMF response to NAO Universal Credit report

Responding to a new report from the National Audit Office on the progress of the Government’s flagship welfare reform programme, SMF Research Director Nigel Keohane said: This report is damning....
Published: 05 September 2013
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SMF Budget response

Creative accounting, inflating the housing market, a further squeeze on welfare 1. The falling deficit Overview: Underlying Public Sector Net Borrowing is projected to inch down by just £100m this...
Published: 20 March 2013
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Future welfare squeeze to pit pensioners against working-age welfare claimants

A little-noticed announcement on public spending at last month’s Budget looks set to pit pensioners and working-age people against each other in the future over their share of the controversial...
Published: 08 April 2013
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SMF Director Ian Mulheirn to join Oxford Economics

Social Market Foundation Director, Ian Mulheirn, is to step down later this year to take up a senior role at the leading economic consultancy Oxford Economics. Under Mulheirn’s leadership the...
Published: 12 April 2013
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Watch ‘The Social Market and its Discontents’ online

On 15 April Social Market Foundation Director Ian Mulheirn took part in a Political Quarterly debate on ‘The Social Market and its Discontents’, exploring how social market can offer the...
Published: 23 April 2013
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