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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
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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
Author: Richard Hyde
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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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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
Author: Nicholas Crafts
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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
Author: Tirthankar Roy
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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
Author: Nigel Keohane
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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
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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
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Manufacturing Prosperity

In this timely paper, Steve Coulter argues that the Government needs to take an institutional approach to driving UK manufacturing up the value chain.
Published: 23 March 2011
Author: Steve Coulter
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