The 2015 party conferences present an exciting time to participate in crucial debates and discussions. Building on the continued success of the Social Market Foundation’s previous conference programmes, we are now seeking sponsors to work with us at the Conservative, Labour, Liberal Democrat and SNP conferences this Autumn.
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The great British rail debate is muddled by the portrayal of two competing narratives; one, put out by the train operating companies, emphasises the positives and the other, coming from the rail unions, highlights the negatives of rail privatisation. At this Chalk + Talk, Professor Williams sets out a wider discussion on what these conflicting narratives mean for both rail users and policy makers.
The Social Market Foundation is hosting an event where we digest the Conservative commitments for government in more detail with Phil Collins (The Times), Miranda Green (Newsweek) and Prof Tim Bale (Queen Mary University).
The Social Market Foundation is hosting a series of debates which aim to scrutinise and evaluate each party manifesto, the final of these events will focus on the manifesto commitments from UKIP, the SNP and the Liberal Democrats.
The Social Market Foundation is hosting a series of debates which aim to scrutinise and evaluate each party manifesto, this second event will focus on the Labour Party’s commitments.
The Social Market Foundation is hosting a series of debates which aim to scrutinise and evaluate each party manifesto, this first event will focus on the Conservative Party’s commitments.
A lunchtime discussion to launch the new briefing paper by CAGE academic, Professor Cormac O’Grada on antimicrobial resistance. This event will be held in association with the University of Warwick’s Centre for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy (CAGE).
Join us for the launch of a major new report with Health Minister Norman Lamb MP. The report explores ways in which the next government can carry out the integration, and proper funding, of health and social care services.
Professor John Hills of the London School of Economics will contest the welfare myth of “them and us” by presenting extensive new evidence.
At this ESRC sponsored Chalk + Talk session Professor Rachel Gibson will review findings on whether online campaigning methods work and how their effectiveness compares with more traditional GOTV (get out the vote) efforts.
Rt Hon Liam Byrne MP, Chair of the APPG on Inclusive Growth, the Social Market Foundation and Policy Network are delighted to invite you to this keynote address by Angel Gurría.
Join us for the launch of a new report on the winners and losers of the 2008 recession.
At the next Chalk + Talk, Professor Le Grand will explore issues around ‘outsourcing’ and privatisation in the delivery of public services, considering the roles of for-profits, non-profits and mutuals.
This event sees the launch of a report exploring how policymakers can help low income households extract value from consumer markets with Alison McGovern MP, Shadow Minister for Children and Families.
Dr Claire Crawford of the University of Warwick and IFS will discuss Socio-economic differences in university participation.
Professor Anand Menon of King’s College London will discuss Britain’s strained relationship with the EU at our latest ESRC sponsored Chalk + Talk session
Social Market Foundation launches a new report exploring household saving behaviour.
Join us for a reception to launch Unlocking Development, a new publication from the University of Warwick’s Centre for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy (CAGE) in association with the Social Market Foundation.
Please join us for the launch of a new Social Market Foundation publication ‘Good Culture in Financial Services: Does the Model Matter?’, kindly supported by LV=.
Join us for the next in the ESRC sponsored Chalk + Talk series with Eric Kaufmann author of a recently-released report ‘The White British Response to Ethnic Change: UKIP, White Flight or Integration?
Please join us for the next in the ESRC sponsored Chalk + Talk series with Bridget Anderson, Professor of Migration and Citizenship and Deputy Director at COMPAS, University of Oxford.
The first of a new series of events we are running in association with the University of Warwick’s Centre for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy, CAGE.
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.
The Social Market Foundation’s Liberal Democrat Conference Fringe Programme
The Social Market Foundation’s Conservative Conference Fringe Programme
The Social Market Foundation’s 2014 Manchester Fringe Programme
We are delighted to welcome Professor Alison Wolf CBE to discuss the issue of gender in British political and economic life.
We are delighted to welcome Professor Charlie Jeffery to discuss Scottish independence on Thursday 21 August, 12:30-1:30pm.
Launch of a new SMF report which sets out the links between entrepreneurial activity and growth; and address the barriers holding back those with the most potential.
The SMF Summer Reception is bringing together the voices of the radical centre (our term, not theirs) for a shared discussion about the big issues lying beneath public service reform.
A Keynote Address at the SMF by the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills the Rt Hon Vince Cable MP
Professor Patrick Dunleavy, LSE, will discuss ways of increasing productivity in public services
Launch of ‘The Meritocrat’s Manifesto’ by Dominic Raab MP. Raab will debate The Guardian’s Aditya Chakrabortty.
Policy roundtable with CAGE Warwick on the role of enterprise in development.
This Chalk + Talk summarises recent quantitative research on neighbours, peers and educational achievement
Launch of a new SMF report looking at in-work progression.
Launch of a new report examining the UK’s middle income households since 2007
Professor Dieter Helm will discuss what’s next for UK energy policy.
This roundtable will ask if tax, wage subsidies & minimum wages are the right tools to tackle in-work poverty
Launch of new SMF report on the future of banking