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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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Moving On: A Labour approach to the post-Brexit economy

This short paper by five leading Labour Party MPs aims to outline a possible approach the government could take to rebalancing the British economy in the first post-EU referendum Autumn Statement.
Published: 18 November 2016
Author(s): Chuka Umunna, Rachel Reeves MP, Alison McGovern MP, Shabana Mahmood MP, Chris Leslie
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Dead centre? Redefining the centre of British politics

Working together, Opinium and the Social Market Foundation carried out polling in the second half of August 2016, asking voters to place themselves on a left-right continuum, do the same for a range of politicians and tell us their views on some top issues and policies.
Published: 14 September 2016
Author: James Kirkup
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Devolution and poverty: Can we tackle poverty at a local level?

Greater devolution in England has been largely framed around growth, with much less debate about the effect on poverty. This paper is intended to provide a summary of the key questions and considerations facing policymakers, informed by two roundtable events held in Birmingham and London, with politicians and policymakers from local and central Government, local charities, and experts on city growth and poverty.
Published: 08 June 2016
Author: Nida Broughton
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What’s the big deal? Policy sticking points for post-election negotiations

This briefing note looks in detail at the substance of four potential post-election discussions: those between Conservatives and Liberal Democrats; Labour and Liberal Democrats; Labour and SNP; and Conservatives and UKIP.
Published: 30 April 2015
Author: Emran Mian
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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
Author: Mirko Draca
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The Class of 2010

In this pamphlet, six high-flying 2010 MPs from the three main parties share their thoughts on the key policy challenges in the years to come and offer their solutions.
Published: 10 February 2011
Author: Ryan Shorthouse
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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
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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: SMF
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The New Blue: Conservative candidates on new UK policy challenges

In The New Blue, the Social Market Foundation brings together leading Conservative parliamentary candidates to address the challenges faced by government and society.
Published: 23 September 2008
Author: Natalie Tarry
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