We publish research reports and briefing papers under the following five main categories. Click a category below or use the search box to find what you are looking for.
Levelling down: the medium term local economic impact of coronavirus
The reality of the economic disruption is rarely simple: different sectors will face different levels of disruption and workers employed in those sectors are unevenly distributed by geography and demography....
|Published:||06 July 2020|
|Author(s):||Amy Norman, Kathryn Petrie|
The virus and the climate: winning consent for Net Zero
During the UK’s lockdown, the public accepted considerable social and economic disruption to mitigate the effects of coronavirus. Some have argued that this sets a precedent for further interventions to...
|Published:||03 July 2020|
|Author(s):||Amy Norman, James Kirkup|
Investing in Britain’s future
The findings of this report, informed by a recent private SMF roundtable of experts, politicians and sectoral representatives, include recommendations of how the UK Government can tackle both the existing "infrastructure deficit" and weather the economic storm of COVID-19.
|Published:||15 June 2020|
|Author(s):||Richard Hyde, James Kirkup|
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|
Assessing the economic implications of coronavirus and Brexit
This report offers clear evidence-driven analysis of the economic impact of the two most pressing issues facing the UK economy today: the coronavirus crisis and our future relationship with the European Union when the transition period ends.
|Published:||31 May 2020|
|Author(s):||Kathryn Petrie, Amy Norman|
Recreating parks: securing the future of our urban green spaces
Parks have been a vital public service throughout the UK’s lockdown. But their financial plight and health benefits have not been fully recognised. With parks taking on a new place in the national conversation, now is the time to secure their future.
|Published:||18 May 2020|
A new safety net: guaranteeing jobs and training after the crisis
This briefing paper provides an overview of the case for Universal Job Guarantee, and why it should be harnessed in order to build and implement an effective social security system for life on the other side of our current crisis.
|Published:||10 May 2020|
|Author(s):||Kathryn Petrie, Jake Shepherd|
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|