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

Queen’s Speech is a promising start to Government plans for FE and adult education

In one sense, not much has changed in terms of Government FE and adult education policy as a result of the Queen’s speech.

Published: 14 May 2021
Author: Aveek Bhattacharya
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Commentary

Assessing and addressing the UK’s health inequalities

A year on from COVID-19 being declared a worldwide pandemic, the UK has consistently placed high up in the global league tables of declared cases and deaths. But why has the health impact of the pandemic been so severe? What role have pre-existing health inequalities played? Our most recent Ask the Expert event, held in partnership with UK Research and Innovation sought to answer these questions, with our panel of experts Professor Vittal Katikireddi, the Health Foundation’s Dr Jennifer Dixon and the NHS Confederation’s Joan Saddler OBE.

Published: 30 April 2021
Author: Rhiannon Sewell
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Commentary

How can retail banks do what matters to drive the post-COVID recovery?

Retail banks have been at the heart of the UK’s economic response to the coronavirus pandemic: supporting the nation to manage its money through the terrible personal and financial costs the disease has wreaked – from payment holidays through to bounce back loans. Now, banks have a new role to play. Not only in supporting economic recovery, but in ‘building back better’: resetting the balance between generating investor returns and serving community interests.

Published: 16 March 2021
Author: Debbie Crosbie
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Media Release

G7 tax deal must usher in pro-business agenda – think-tank

The historic G7 deal to reform the international business tax system should be the start of a fundamental shift to a new British economic model where an active state does much more to promote business-led growth, a new paper from a think-tank says today.

Published: 08 June 2021
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News

New opportunity: Researcher

A fantastic opportunity to join the Social Market Foundation's research team, focussing on policy and quantitative analysis.

Published: 01 June 2021
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News

MPs to lead new study on closing Britain’s Opportunity Gap

“Inequality of opportunity is the challenge of our time”, two MPs have said today as they launch a new project examining the Opportunity Gap with the Social Market Foundation, a cross-party think-tank.

Published: 20 May 2021
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