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Markets are the best way to create and distribute wealth, but they don’t always work well for all the people in them. We research ways that sensible interactions between the state and the private sector can maximise growth and fairness.

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Win & Save – Exploring the potential of a lottery savings scheme in the UK

This report sets out an innovative policy to help address low savings levels among lower-income households: a Win & Save Scheme, a hybrid savings and lottery product, transforming the habit of gambling into a form of saving.
Published: 13 November 2019
Author: Nicole Gicheva
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Pour Decisions: The case for reforming alcohol duty

This report explores the case for reforming alcohol duty in the United Kingdom, and the principles which should underpin a new, improved alcohol duty regime.
Published: 06 September 2019
Author: Scott Corfe
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Better regulators, fairer markets

The current economic model under the capitalist system is currently in crisis. This report suggests that stricter regulation is a solution to this issue and a way to restore public faith and confidence in markets.
Published: 02 May 2019
Author: James Kirkup
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Building a Better Market

Buying a home is one of the most important purchases that a consumer will make in their lifetime, and the market should work well to meet the needs of consumers. This report focuses on how to improve the market in the interests of consumers.
Published: 03 March 2019
Author: Salima Ali
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Co-Living: A Solution to the Housing Crisis?

This study explores the role that co-living could play in increasing homeownership for first-time-buyers in the United Kingdom – particularly among those in younger age groups living in urban areas.
Published: 26 February 2019
Author: Scott Corfe
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Which way now? Economic policy after a decade of upheaval

This report brings together the insight and research of 25 leading economists to explain the consequences of the financial crisis, the fundamental causes of the Brexit vote, what those things tells us about how economic policy should be made and implemented, and how the UK can promote inclusive growth and financial stability in the years ahead.
Published: 08 February 2019
Author: Social Market Foundation
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4IR in the Workplace: Ensuring employers and employees benefit

This report examines the potential benefits that could be realised from the rollout of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) in the workplace – as well as the potential challenges for policymakers.
Published: 14 October 2018
Author: Scott Corfe
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What are the barriers to eating healthily in the UK?

This report focuses on three barriers to healthy eating in the UK: food affordability, food prices and access to food stores selling healthy groceries at a good price.
Published: 12 October 2018
Author: Scott Corfe
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SMF Market Competition Bulletin 2018

This SMF report presents new estimates of industry concentration in consumer markets, exploring the extent to which markets are dominated by a small number of large businesses.
Published: 20 September 2018
Author(s): Scott Corfe, Nicole Gicheva
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