Road to ruin? Public attitudes towards road pricing as an alternative to the current fuel duty regime
This briefing sets out new public opinion data on one - often deemed controversial - proposal for reforming Fuel and Vehicle Excise Duty: road-pricing.
|Published:||15 October 2021|
Baby bust and baby boom: Examining the liberal case for pronatalism
This briefing paper considers the liberal case for explicitly ‘pronatalist’ policies that aim to increase the birth rate in the UK.
|Published:||20 September 2021|
|Author(s):||Scott Corfe, Aveek Bhattacharya|
Time to think again: disability benefits and support after COVID-19
The benefits system for disabled people, and the support that accompanies it, are broken. This report shows that across a range of metrics, the system is failing disabled people and their families and communities.
|Published:||24 February 2021|
Give me money (That’s what I want): The case for cash benchmarking
Key points ‘Cash benchmarking’ practices have become common in poorer countries in recent years and used by development agencies to compare programme outcomes against the alternative of giving people cash...
|Published:||01 February 2021|
Intergenerational fairness in the coronavirus economy
This briefing paper, written by Research Director, Scott Corfe, discusses the need for the economic costs of responding to coronavirus pandemic to be shared fairly across the generations.
|Published:||14 April 2020|
Uncollected tax revenue – who is underpaying and what we should do about it
Dr Arun Advani, University of Warwick, has produced a paper on audits and tax revenue, as part of the SMF’s partnership with the Centre for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy (CAGE).
|Published:||11 June 2019|
One More Time: Repairing the public finances
The current Conservative government is planning further public spending cuts to eliminate borrowing by 2018-19. This paper sets out the scale of the challenge ahead and what this means for how government should make the important tax and spending decisions needed to deliver on its commitments.
|Published:||18 June 2015|
SMF Pre-Budget Briefing: Spending Choices after 2015
In this briefing SMF Chief Economist Nida Broughton assesses the state of the public finances and the Chancellor's options in the lead up to Budget 2015.
|Published:||16 March 2015|
SMF Briefing: Spending Choices after 2015 – Taxing Matters
In this briefing we assess the extent to which instability in tax revenues risks becoming an increasing problem due to the types of policies that the main parties are proposing ahead of May's General Election.
|Published:||11 March 2015|
|Author(s):||Ben Richards, Nida Broughton|