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Only 1% of SMEs are scale-ups, yet they contribute £500bn to the UK economy
Only 1% of UK’s SMEs are ‘scale-ups’, generating nearly £500bn a year, new research shows today. With 1 in 6 of them being in health and social work, and IT also dominating, it highlights the strengths and potential of the UK economy.
|Published:||08 November 2023|
New ONS figures show slow and stalling progress on greening homes
The Social Market Foundation responds to today’s release from the ONS on energy efficiency ratings of English and Welsh homes, which suggest a slowdown in uptake of heat pumps and insulation.
|Published:||01 November 2023|
‘If UK is to lead on AI safety, fraud should be high on the political agenda’
Rishi Sunak needs a new and improved approach to tackling fraud, if AI (Artificial Intelligence) is to help rather than hinder the fight against it, a think tank warns today.
|Published:||30 October 2023|
‘Labour’s EU refugee responsibility-sharing plan would give UK better control than the Rwanda plan’
Labour’s approach on Channel crossings could provide a more robust alternative to the government’s Rwanda plan in terms of achieving fair control of refugee flows, but it needs proper responsibility sharing for refugees across Europe to do so, a think tank says today.
|Published:||24 October 2023|
‘Sunak’s delays to heat pump rollout will cost households thousands’
Government delays to net zero targets will hold back the development of the heat pump industry, derailing efforts to lower households’ energy bills, new research from a think tank suggests.
|Published:||19 October 2023|
Government urged to end postcode lottery in social tariffs
Standardising discounts given to vulnerable customers on essential products – like water, broadband and energy – can help eliminate postcode lottery in social tariffs.
|Published:||28 September 2023|