Childcare costs and poverty
Childcare costs in the UK are contributing to poverty and gender inequality. As part of our cross-party Commission on Childcare, we're publishing new analysis on the extent of the childcare crisis - the impact of being dragged out of the labour market to look after children has a long-term, scarring effect on wages. We'll be engaging with stakeholders and developing policy solutions in Autumn.
|Published:||21 July 2022|
Capital concerns: Poverty in London and the role of business in helping tackle it
This report calls attention to the scale of in-work poverty in the UK and London today, what drives it, and the impact it has. It is a part of a wider project – created in partnership with Trust for London - to develop a new benchmark that helps businesses tackle in-work poverty.
|Published:||23 January 2022|
|Author(s):||Richard Hyde, Jake Shepherd|
Unlocking the potential of ethnic minority businesses: Tackling the barriers to success
The report analyses the specific barriers facing BAME businesses and entrepreneurs from reaching their full potential, by offering policy direction to government agencies on multiple levels, as well as prompting financial providers to alter their behaviour account for community and entrepreneur-specific needs.
|Published:||23 November 2021|
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|
Growth Effects of EU Membership for the UK: A review of the evidence
This seventh briefing paper in the 'Global Perspectives' series, a collaboration between the SMF and the University of Warwick’s Centre for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy (CAGE), reviews the literature on the implications of EU membership for the UK.
|Published:||28 April 2016|
Can India grow faster? Answers from history
This essay concludes that India can grow faster if Indians can sort out their troubled relationship with the idea of globalisation.
|Published:||14 July 2015|
Unlocking Development: A CAGE policy report
Unlocking Development argues that the world's poor are trapped in poverty and investigates how best to promote the rule of law in order to make economic growth more stable and sustainable.
|Published:||01 December 2014|
Growing Businesses: Britain’s Productivity Challenge
Growing Businesses sets out the policy areas that are most important to address in order to fully exploit the potential of UK businesses. By providing an in-depth analysis of eight areas of public policy, along with detailed comparisons with our competitors internationally, it shows where the UK performs well and where there is room for improvement.
|Published:||22 September 2014|
|Author(s):||Nida Broughton, Ben Richards|
Good for Growth: Refocusing Entrepreneurship Policy
This paper sets out a framework for analysing the benefits of different types of entrepreneurship, based on existing research and evidence. It goes on to show how the UK performs compared to other countries, and concludes by looking at where we should focus efforts to encourage more of the kind of entrepreneurship that is good for growth.
|Published:||23 July 2013|
|Author(s):||Kitty Ussher, Nida Broughton|