The Social Market Foundation is Britain’s leading cross-party think-tank, standing proudly in the centre-ground of politics since 1989.  We bring together people of all parties and none, to develop evidence-based policies that support a fair society and a strong economy.

Commentary

The Hostile Environment: The Empire Strikes Back

The Court of Appeal has ruled on a very important legal challenge to a core element of the UK Government's ‘hostile environment’ approach to immigration control, the ‘right to rent’ rules that require private landlords to check the immigration status of potential tenants before letting to them.
Published: 14 May 2020
Author: Jonathan Thomas
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Commentary

Homes, health, and COVID-19: how poor housing adds to the hardship of the coronavirus crisis

Written by: Amy Clair, ESRC Research Centre for Micro-Social Change, Institute for Social and Economic Research, University of Essex

Published: 02 April 2020
Author: Amy Clare
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Commentary

For more than 1 million Britons, access to food is not a recent challenge, but a familiar concern

The past few days have been astonishing, for many reasons.  The coronavirus, Covid 19, has shoved the economy into what is almost certainly a deep recession, and cherished civil liberties...
Published: 26 March 2020
Author: Scott Corfe
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News

Time for a refresh – welcome to our new website

Welcome to the new Social Market Foundation website.

Published: 28 May 2020
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Media Release

Give the NHS power and money to run parks

The NHS should be given the power and funding to maintain and even create new parks, a think-tank says today.

Published: 18 May 2020
Author: Linus Pardoe
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Media Release

Guarantee green jobs for coronavirus unemployed

The Government should guarantee a job to anyone left unemployed by the coronavirus crisis and use the labour force created to support the decarbonisation of the UK economy, a think-tank has suggested.

Published: 10 May 2020
Author: Linus Pardoe
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