Latest Publications

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.

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So now you give a monkey’s? The policy wonk’s guide to Hartlepool

Whilst political attention is largely trained on the party politics and votes at stake in Hartlepool, there is much that policymakers can learn by looking at the North East constituency....
Published: 13 April 2021
Author: Aveek Bhattacharya
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Missing the story: the UK media’s neglect of Further Education

This essay is not a conventional think-tank report. It is not, directly at least, about government policies or national priorities, but about the climate in which policies and priorities are set.
Published: 31 March 2021
Author: James Kirkup
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Stuck in the middle with you

In response to the Government’s proposals for a 'New Plan for Immigration', this report argues that the UK should amend its existing immigration rules to allow safe and legal routes for more people to enter the UK on humanitarian grounds who can more easily integrate and make economic contributions to the UK.
Published: 25 March 2021
Author(s): Russell Hargrave, Jonathan Thomas
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Graduate outcomes in London

This research, supported by the Greater London Authority, focuses on how the outcomes of graduates who have studied in London and those from London vary by a range of different characteristics.
Published: 18 March 2021
Author: Kathryn Petrie
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Study buddies? Competition and collaboration between higher education and further education

This report, supported by the Further Education Trust for Leadership, examines the relationship between further education (FE) and higher education (HE) and assesses how the two sectors cooperate and compete.
Published: 17 March 2021
Author(s): Aveek Bhattacharya, Amy Norman
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Encouraging innovation and experimentation in Scottish schools

This briefing considers the existing obstacles to innovation and experimentation, and proposes some ways to develop a more dynamic, creative and inventive Scotland's school system.
Published: 16 March 2021
Author: Aveek Bhattacharya
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Banking on building back better – How can a stakeholder economy help rebuild the UK after COVID-19?

This essay series, collected in partnership with the Chartered Banker Institute, re-evaluates the concept of the stakeholder economy in light of the economic and social shockwaves delivered by the Coronavirus pandemic.
Published: 16 March 2021
Author: Social Market Foundation
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Double or nothing? Assessing the economic impact of gambling

This report explores the economic footprint of the entire gambling industry and its sub-sectors, and considers the extent to which the “economic defence” of business as usual stands up to scrutiny.
Published: 10 March 2021
Author(s): Scott Corfe, Aveek Bhattacharya, Jake Shepherd
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Together in electric dreams?

Decarbonising the surface transport sector is one of the most significant aspects of achieving the UK’s legal commitment to reach Net Zero emissions by 2050. This report addresses the challenges of rolling out electric vehicles and charging infrastructure efficiently and fairly for all.
Published: 08 March 2021
Author: Amy Norman
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