Routes to resolution: Finding the centre ground in Britain’s immigration debates
Over the last 20 years immigration numbers to the UK have hugely impacted British political and public life. This report looks at the past, present, and future of these immigration numbers, from asylum seekers to overseas workers, and how they interact with politics and policy. It challenges common perceptions on both sides of the debate, arguing that those advocating for more open approaches to immigration should contemplate some tough compromises to achieve broader support for their aims.
|Published:||19 December 2022|
Full Fiscal Autonomy: The democratic case for independent fiscal policy
Despite recent challenges to the Bank of England’s independence, this briefing suggests that over-politicisation is a greater threat to sound macroeconomic policy than empowering technocrats. It therefore makes the case for an independent expert body to guide government borrowing, to ensure more effective and better coordinated fiscal policy.
|Published:||17 October 2022|
If it makes you happy… What role does subjective wellbeing play in Levelling Up?
The Government promised to make a legal commitment to increasing wellbeing and reducing disparities in it across the UK. This paper considers how subjective wellbeing fits with the rest of the levelling up strategy, especially in relation to places that are prosperous, healthy and well educated, but nevertheless have low wellbeing.
|Published:||11 May 2022|
Baby bust and baby boom: Examining the liberal case for pronatalism
This briefing paper considers the liberal case for explicitly ‘pronatalist’ policies that aim to increase the birth rate in the UK.
|Published:||20 September 2021|
|Author(s):||Scott Corfe, Aveek Bhattacharya|
Institutional Corruption? The revolving door in American and British politics
The University of Warwick’s, Dr Mirko Draca launches his latest research on institutional corruption at the Social Market Foundation.
|Published:||23 October 2014|
Bridging Differences: What Communities and Government can do to foster Social Capital
This report reviews what community organisations in Birmingham, London, Madrid and New York are doing to alleviate tensions and build bridges between people from different backgrounds.
|Published:||28 January 2010|
|Author(s):||Sandra Gruescu, Verena Menne|
Well-being: How to lead the good life and what government should do to help
This book brings together celebrated academics and commentators to look for answers in the work of earlier thinkers, from JS Mill to JK Galbraith.
|Published:||28 July 2009|
|Author:||Social Market Foundation|