Latest Publications

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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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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Designing a Dementia Fund

Over 850,000 people in the UK are living with dementia. The current health and social care system treats dementia very differently to other health conditions. This report sets out how a Dementia Fund, as suggested by Alzheimer’s Society, could be set up to cover the additional social care costs faced by people living with dementia.
Published: 08 May 2019
Author(s): Kathryn Petrie, Nigel Keohane
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No easy options

The social care system is in need of reform, at present people are not protected from the catastrophic costs that can be associated with long-term care. This report examines the level of protection individuals should receive and how this reform should be funded.
Published: 13 September 2018
Author(s): Kathryn Petrie, Nigel Keohane
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Caring for Carers

This report focuses on the demographics and experiences of those who provide family care.
Published: 16 July 2018
Author(s): Kathryn Petrie, James Kirkup
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Judge, Jury, and EXEcute file: The Brave New World of Legal Automation

This paper by Professor Elliott Ash (University of Warwick) discusses the prospects for automating decisions in the legal system.
Published: 07 June 2018
Author: Elliott Ash
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