Latest Publications

Power and wealth are not well distributed in Britain, meaning too many people feel excluded from politics and policy-making. Our work explores ways to give more people a say and a stake in the country’s future.

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A new life for the high street

Key points Emerging evidence suggests that lockdown will change consumer and business behaviour on a long-lasting basis, with a permanent shift to homeworking and digital retail. This change will impact...
Published: 22 July 2020
Author: Scott Corfe
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Unlocking Britain

These proposals are informed by the work of the Unlock Britain Commission, a group of independent advisors, business leaders and politicians, led by Afolami and convened to stimulate new economic...
Published: 17 June 2020
Author: Bim Afolami MP
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Assessing the economic implications of coronavirus and Brexit

This report offers clear evidence-driven analysis of the economic impact of the two most pressing issues facing the UK economy today: the coronavirus crisis and our future relationship with the European Union when the transition period ends.
Published: 31 May 2020
Author(s): Kathryn Petrie, Amy Norman
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Anarchy in the UK (and Everywhere Else): The Ideological Roots of Populism

This briefing paper by Mirko Draca, Director of CAGE, sheds new light on the recent upsurge of populist movements shaking Western democracies, finding that populism is underpinned by a distrust in institutions.
Published: 18 September 2019
Author: Mirko Draca
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Falling off a Cliff

This SMF briefing note provides an update on the state of Britain’s coastal communities. Worryingly, it shows that the economic gap between coastal communities and the rest of the country has widened even more since our 2017 report.
Published: 22 August 2019
Author: Scott Corfe
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Immigration: an opportunity to lead

Some British politicians are in danger of misjudging public opinion on immigration. Not only the UK’s immigration policy, but also its wider political future, could be at stake.
Published: 02 July 2018
Author: Jonathan Thomas
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Centre Ground – Six Values of Mainstream Britain

This pamphlet describes six values characteristic of British mainstream opinion, setting out how these values are distinct from those on the extremes, and giving practical policy examples of how each value can translate into reality.
Published: 18 June 2018
Author: Chris Leslie
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Living on the edge: Britain’s coastal communities

The SMF has undertaken a brief analysis of economic and social data at a local authority level, to better understand the extent to which coastal communities are among the worst ranked parts of the country in terms of earnings, employment, health and education.
Published: 04 September 2017
Author: Scott Corfe
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Happy voters briefing

This briefing paper published by the SMF and the Centre for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy (CAGE), shows that happier a voter is, the more likely they are to vote for an incumbent government party.
Published: 31 May 2017
Author(s): Eugenio Proto, Federica Liberini, Michela Redoano
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