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Road pricing is ‘fairer and more popular than fuel duty – and inevitable’

Charging motorists a levy based on the miles they drive would be fairer and more popular than the current fuel duty regime and could even help address the cost of living crisis, new research presented in Parliament today shows.

Published: 15 May 2022
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Cheering up ‘sad’ Londoners is key to levelling up – think-tank

The unhappiness of people living in big cities such as London must be addressed for the Government to deliver on its “levelling up” promises, new research shows today.

Published: 11 May 2022
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‘Families pawning belongings to pay for food as inflation bites’

People on low incomes are pawning household goods to pay for food and rent as the cost of living rises, new research shows today.

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

• New Social Market Foundation report calls on Rishi Sunak to issue “sustainability-linked” bonds, which would pay out more to investors if the government does not meet its targets on decarbonising the British economy.

• Chile recently became the first country in the world to issue such a bond. The UK should follow suit and aim to be the world leader in sustainability-linked finance.

• Green finance represents a significant economic opportunity for Britain. The SMF estimates that 200,000 jobs in finance & insurance are already “green jobs”. Low carbon finance is expected to grow more rapidly than any other green sector of the economy.

Published: 02 May 2022
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Cannabis: Britain should learn from liberal Uruguay, think tank says

Cannabis policy in Britain should be reformed and draw on lessons from liberalising countries such as Uruguay to improve criminal and health outcomes, according to research published today.

Published: 20 April 2022
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Careers advice driving inequality in education, report shows

Careers advice and guidance risks entrenching inequality by steering people towards different educational and employment options according to their parents’ income and background, new research shows today.

Published: 01 April 2022
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