Category Archives: Media Release

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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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UK government should issue new “sustainability-linked bonds” showing a commitment to net zero, think tank says

A Social Market Foundation briefing paper released today calls for the Government to do more to secure Britain’s place as the global centre of green finance. The think tank argues...
Published: 02 May 2022
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Cannabis: Britain should learn from liberal Uruguay, think tank says

The Social Market Foundation, a cross-party think-tank, said that the UK’s cannabis laws are ‘not fit for purpose’ and mean that we suffer higher crime and worse health outcomes than...
Published: 20 April 2022
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Careers advice driving inequality in education, report shows

The Social Market Foundation think-tank said that careers support is still “socially patterned” meaning that schools in wealthier areas tend to steer children towards higher education, while schools in less...
Published: 01 April 2022
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Conservative voters back replacing fuel duty with road pricing

The Social Market Foundation released new analysis of voter attitudes on road taxes and charges in the wake of Rishi Sunak’s decision to cut fuel duty by 5p. The SMF...
Published: 24 March 2022
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SMF responds to the Spring Statement 2022

On addressing needs of the poorest, Dr Aveek Bhattacharya, Chief Economist at the SMF, said: “The Spring Statement failed to measure up to the hardship in store for the poorest families,...
Published: 23 March 2022
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Over 80% of tenants satisfied with renting, new research shows

The Social Market Foundation found that – contrary to some narratives suggest renting is an inherently unhappy experience – a majority of people who rent from a private landlord are...
Published: 14 March 2022
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