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

Curriculum reforms show how the UK is drifting apart

Whether you see the 'knowledge-rich curriculum' as admirable commitment to principle or wilful dogmatism, England is continuing its drift away from the other UK nations.
Published: 26 July 2021
Author: Aveek Bhattacharya
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Commentary

The facts of the matter: England is shifting to a ‘knowledge-rich curriculum’

This blog reflects on the Minister for School Standards' recent speech to the Social Market Foundation on reforms to implement a 'knowledge-rich curriculum' in England. You can watch the full speech below.

Published: 26 July 2021
Author: Saskia Giraud-Reeves
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Commentary

Post-Brexit regulation and the report of the Taskforce on Innovation, Growth and Regulatory Reform

The Taskforce for Innovation, Growth and Regulatory Reform published its final report recently, which was far from perfect, but more balanced than many might have feared.
Published: 30 June 2021
Author: Richard Hyde
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News

New opportunity: Impact Officer

The Social Market Foundation is a non-partisan think-tank based at Westminster, working to answer the major political and economic challenges of the day. Our work is consulted by senior politicians...
Published: 05 August 2021
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News

Rt Hon Nick Gibb MP, Minister for School Standards, delivers speech on knowledge-rich curriculum to the Social Market Foundation

Transcript of speech, exactly as delivered. School reform has been central to the Conservative agenda since 2010. We have made good progress but there is still more to do, and...
Published: 22 July 2021
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Media Release

Three-quarters of London businesses say poverty affects their workers

The overwhelming majority of London businesses say that their workers are directly affected by poverty, new research reveals today.

Published: 21 July 2021
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