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300,000 young people could ease foster care recruitment crisis over next five years

Young people represent an untapped opportunity to stem the flow of families leaving the fostering system, a think-tank report says today, with new survey data showing 6% of 18-34 year olds (300,000) are currently considering becoming a foster carer.

Published: 29 August 2021
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New opportunity: Impact Officer

The Social Market Foundation is a non-partisan think-tank based at Westminster, working to answer the major political and economic challenges of the day. Our work is consulted by senior politicians...
Published: 05 August 2021
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Rt Hon Nick Gibb MP, Minister for School Standards, delivers speech on knowledge-rich curriculum to the Social Market Foundation

Transcript of speech, exactly as delivered. School reform has been central to the Conservative agenda since 2010. We have made good progress but there is still more to do, and...
Published: 22 July 2021
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Three-quarters of London businesses say poverty affects their workers

The overwhelming majority of London businesses say that their workers are directly affected by poverty, new research reveals today.

Published: 21 July 2021
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New SMF project to engage London businesses on reducing poverty in the capital

The Social Market Foundation is seeking the views of London’s business community as it launches a new multi-year project with Trust for London, examining the practical steps firms can take to reduce poverty in the capital.

Published: 21 July 2021
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Raising National Insurance contribtuions to pay for social care breaks contract between generations

Responding to reports that the Government is set to reform social care funding by increasing National Insurance contributions, James Kirkup, Director of the Social Market Foundation, said:

Published: 20 July 2021
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