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

A risky bet: artificial intelligence and economic growth

Artificial intelligence might not deliver the economic gains expected by the Treasury any time soon. And if it does, writes Bill Anderson-Samways, growth might be the least of our concerns.

Published: 04 August 2022
Author: Bill Anderson-Samways
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Commentary

Conservatives must tell the truth about tax cuts

The Conservatives are doomed to repeat history, where tax cuts don’t meet expectations of growth – unless UK companies are made to invest again in people and infrastructure, writes Andrew O'Brien.

Published: 02 August 2022
Author: Andrew O’Brien
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Commentary

Opportunities and constraints of the emerging CBD market

Despite its medicinal and economic potential, regulatory constraints and outdated political views are hindering the impact of CBD. In this blog, Jake Shepherd, SMF Researcher, discusses the emerging CBD market and what the current regulatory landscape means for hemp farmers, consumers, and the industry as a whole.

Published: 23 June 2022
Author: Jake Shepherd
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News

White working-class and black students risk losing out from focus on A-Levels instead of vocational courses

White working-class students and black British students risk missing out if schools focus on A-Levels as the main pathway to university and professional success, a think-tank warns today.

Published: 18 August 2022
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Media Release

UK is card fraud capital of Europe – think tank

The UK is the card fraud capital of Europe – most victims per 1000 people and the losses are highest, a think tank says today.

Published: 03 August 2022
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Media Release

Poorest parents pay three times as much on childcare as the richest – think tank

The poorest parents in Britain must spend three times as much of their income on childcare as the richest households, a think-tank reveals today.

Published: 21 July 2022
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