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Firing up the post-COVID economy: How to be “pro-business” in the 2020s

This briefing sets out why a social market-based pro-enterprise agenda is the strongest foundation for a successful and sustained post-Brexit and post-pandemic economy that is also able to weather the headwinds of technological change
Published: 08 June 2021
Author(s): Richard Hyde, Scott Corfe
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Banking and competition in the UK economy

This report explores the state of competition in the UK economy, and the extent to which supposedly competitive markets are delivering good outcomes for customers, with a particular focus on the retail banking sector. It sets out a range of policy recommendations for enhancing competition in the banking sector and the UK economy more broadly.
Published: 10 May 2021
Author(s): Scott Corfe, Aveek Bhattacharya, Richard Hyde
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Banking on building back better – How can a stakeholder economy help rebuild the UK after COVID-19?

This essay series, collected in partnership with the Chartered Banker Institute, re-evaluates the concept of the stakeholder economy in light of the economic and social shockwaves delivered by the Coronavirus pandemic.
Published: 16 March 2021
Author: Social Market Foundation
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Bounce back Britain

This report, authored by Andrew O'Brien (Director of External Affairs for Social Enterprise UK), argues that the Government should break the norm of cutting business taxation at a time of economic crisis and instead embark on an ambitious programme of structural reform to UK plc in the wake of coronavirus.
Published: 04 June 2020
Author: Andrew O’Brien
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Beyond levelling up: the Conservative case for tackling inequalities of income and wealth

In a personal essay, Tim Pitt, formerly a special adviser at HM Treasury, argues that the government of Boris Johnson should give greater priority to acknowledging and addressing inequality of income and wealth in Britain.
Published: 15 January 2020
Author: Tim Pitt
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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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The cost of nationalising the water industry in England

This report presents the Social Market Foundation’s assessment of the likely costs associated with nationalising the water and sewerage industry in England.
Published: 05 February 2018
Author: Scott Corfe
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The Bank of England, interest rates and the UK economy

In this new paper, Professor Michael McMahon from CAGE draws on his research to explore a number of issues surrounding the Bank of England’s recent actions.
Published: 13 November 2017
Author: Michael McMahon
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The Great Rebalancing: A sovereign wealth fund to make the UK’s economy the strongest in the G20

In this paper John Penrose MP argues that there are long-term and structurally-ingrained weaknesses in the UK's economy and politics, and that leaving the European Union creates an opportunity to ask fundamental questions about our future - including how we go about investing and saving for the future.
Published: 07 November 2016
Author: John Penrose MP
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