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Strong public services are vital in a social market economy, but what they deliver matters much more than who delivers it. Our work is about understanding how to reform and modernise those services to deliver the greatest benefit to society.

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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
Author: Scott Corfe
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Driving change in the bus market: lessons from London

The number of people taking the bus in the UK is declining almost universally. London is no exception, though its franchise system sees significantly more bus travel per person than any other area – over 250 journeys per year.
Published: 03 December 2019
Author: Michael Waterson
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Gender equality and the 100 year life

This is the second report of the series focusing on how the 100-year life may affect Britain’s society, economy and public services. This report focuses on gender equality and how policymakers can make the 100-year life work for women.
Published: 28 October 2019
Author: Kathryn Petrie
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Unfair, ineffective and unjustifiable: the case for ending imprisonment for Council Tax arrears in England

in this paper, Chris Daw QC sets out his argument for an end to laws allowing for the imprisonment of people with council tax debts in England.
Published: 18 September 2019
Author: Chris Daw QC
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Looked After Children the Silent Crisis Update

This Social Market Foundation (SMF) update assesses the current standard of care provision for looked-after children in England.
Published: 12 August 2019
Author: Matthew Oakley
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Health, care and the 100-year life

A child born today has a one in three chance of living to 100. This is the first in a series of reports focusing on how the 100-year life may affect Britain’s society, economy and public services. This report focuses on health, care and medicine.
Published: 17 July 2019
Author: Kathryn Petrie
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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
Author: Arun Advani
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National Health Servers: delivering digital health for all

This research considers how technology could be adopted quicker and more widely by the NHS to improve the care that patients receive and to drive better health outcomes. The report’s...
Published: 13 May 2019
Author(s): Kathryn Petrie, Nigel Keohane
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Tech in the Town

This report explores the role that Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) technologies can play in improving the UK’s urban areas and local public services. It is the third in a series of SMF reports on 4IR, kindly supported by Vodafone.
Published: 13 May 2019
Author: Scott Corfe
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