Category Archives: Media Release

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‘Cut hospitals and deploy the private sector to save the NHS from collapse’

In a paper for the Social Market Foundation think tank, Lord Warner, a health minister under Tony Blair, says that unless major changes are made, rising demand will mean the...
Published: 03 July 2022
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SMF think tank responds to Private Rented Sector White Paper

Amy Norman, Senior Researcher at SMF, said: “The SMF welcomes many of the proposed reforms published today to ensure a renewed sense of security and standards for renters. “As the...
Published: 16 June 2022
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Voters and businesses support online court hearings

The Social Market Foundation found that three-quarters of the public are content with online hearings and other remote access arrangements. Just 27% of the public object to such innovations. SMF/Opinium...
Published: 14 June 2022
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SMF responds to Government Food Strategy

On obesity and food poverty, Jake Shepherd, Researcher, said: “The Government’s food strategy is yet another missed opportunity to alleviate the UK’s growing obesity challenge. While the extent of the...
Published: 13 June 2022
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Alternative proteins: Whitehall inertia means UK falling behind China and EU

The Social Market Foundation said that alternative proteins – plant-based, fermented and cultivated meat – can help address climate change, improve animal welfare  and increase consumer choice. Supporting the creation...
Published: 09 June 2022
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Childcare crisis means new mothers miss out on £70,000 of earnings

The Social Market Foundation revealed the new figure as it launched a cross-party commission on childcare led by Conservative and Labour MPs. The commissioners, John Penrose MP and Siobhain McDonagh...
Published: 06 June 2022
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Road pricing is ‘fairer and more popular than fuel duty – and inevitable’

In a report endorsed by Lord George Young, a former transport secretary, the Social Market Foundation said that a new road-pricing system is urgently needed to make transport policy more...
Published: 15 May 2022
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Cheering up ‘sad’ Londoners is key to levelling up – think-tank

The Social Market Foundation think-tank found that relatively affluent London boroughs such as  Islington, Hackney and Camden are falling well below the national average in terms of their residents’ happiness,...
Published: 11 May 2022
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‘Families pawning belongings to pay for food as inflation bites’

The Social Market Foundation said that pawnbroking is an essential source of credit for some customers, who feel they have no alternative ways to borrow. The importance of pawnbroking to...
Published: 08 May 2022
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