Commentary & Podcasts
How the UK governs could dent hopes of levelling up
Is the Government overestimating its ability to “double down on levelling up”? Professor Philip McCann – one of the UK’s foremost economic geographers – certainly thinks so.
|Published:||02 March 2021|
The Government’s case for civil service relocation doesn’t stack up
|Published:||23 February 2021|
‘Pub relief’ on alcohol duty could support hospitality and reduce harmful drinking
This analysis sets out how reforms to alcohol duty could boost pub sales by 100 million pints a year, providing a lifeline to the hospitality industry and reducing harmful drinking.
|Published:||19 February 2021|
|Author(s):||Aveek Bhattacharya, Scott Corfe|
Without swift action, COVID-19 could usher in an age of greater inequality
The Coronavirus crisis is entrenching existing inequalities and stands to create new ones without firm action from policymakers.
|Published:||15 February 2021|
A productivity silver lining? How COVID-19 has boosted tech uptake amongst SMEs
In this post, we reflect on our recent Ask the Expert event on the future of small businesses after the pandemic, held in partnership with UK Research and Innovation.
|Published:||25 January 2021|
Ask the Expert: Is green prescribing an answer to improving wellbeing post-COVID-19?
In the latest instalment of the Social Market Foundation’s Ask the Expert series, held in partnership with UK Research and Innovation, we were joined by Dr Daisy Fancourt, Carl Petrokofsky and Graham Duxbury to discuss the impact of the pandemic on people’s wellbeing and engagement with the natural environment, and the benefits of green prescribing.
|Published:||22 December 2020|