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.
Measuring and mitigating child hunger in the UK
This report provides survey data and modelled analysis of food insecurity in the UK. It follows high profile campaigns from the footballer Marcus Rashford which have expressed concern over child hunger during the coronavirus pandemic.
|Published:||09 December 2020|
|Author(s):||Aveek Bhattacharya, Jake Shepherd|
A market for residential care services
This report, which draws on discussions from a roundtable held on the eve of the coronavirus outbreak, analyses the performance of the residential care market in England.
|Published:||22 September 2020|
|Author(s):||Kathryn Petrie, James Kirkup|
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|
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|
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|
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|
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|
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|
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|