Tag Archives: Communities and Local Government

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Use Facebook data to fix faulty immigration estimates

Facebook data could help to address weaknesses in official immigration figures that mean the foreign-born population in many local areas is at risk of being badly miscalculated, a think-tank report...
Published: 09 January 2019
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Tom Tugendhat MP speech to the SMF

Community Conservatism, Tom Tugendhat’s speech to the Social Market Foundation This is the text of the speech as it was written, not as it was delivered.  For the delivered version, see...
Published: 08 November 2018
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Report urges government to consider radical new sickness and disability insurance scheme

A new report from the Social Market Foundation think tank calls on the Government to launch a major public consultation to design a radical new system of social insurance that provides all firms and employees access to expert advice and support when an employee experiences the onset of a serious health condition or disability.
Published: 20 October 2016
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PRESS RELEASE: New research reveals Britons still prefer the bank branch for complex transactions, despite rise in online and mobile banking

New research reveals that high street bank branches remain essential to Britons in the management of their money, with nearly two-thirds of consumers (63%) preferring to talk to someone face-to-face when making a big financial decision.
Published: 28 January 2016
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SMF response to the Spending Review: Osborne has been thrown a lifeline by the OBR and Bank of England

The Social Market Foundation’s response to the 2015 Spending Review and Autumn Statement. Here we examine the impact of the OBR's revised forecasting on the Chancellor's spending and deficit plans; what the Tax Credits U-turn means; whether the increase in affordable housing will really help those who want to get on the housing ladder; and, if the government has missed a vital opportunity for further welfare reform.
Published: 25 November 2015
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PRESS RELEASE: SMF Budget 2015 reaction

The SMF respond to Budget 2015 by saying that while Osborne's Budget didn’t contain the expected pre-election giveaways, it was most certainly aimed at the voting public.
Published: 18 March 2015
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PRESS RELEASE: Redistribute costs of health and social care fairly for all patients, urges think tank

A new system of charges is needed for an integrated NHS and social care service to distribute the costs of care more fairly across the system, urges a major new report by think tank the Social Market Foundation.
Published: 04 March 2015
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PRESS RELEASE: Reverse auctions for energy would put power back in the hands of low income consumers

Reverse auction schemes – where suppliers bid for consumer’s business – would spark fresh competition in consumer markets and help those on low incomes achieve better value for money, says a new report by think tank the Social Market Foundation (SMF).
Published: 25 February 2015
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PRESS RELEASE: New SMF research reveals £14 billion deficit in 2018-19

In the lead up to the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement, SMF's new briefing reveals the scale of the deficit waiting for the next Government with entirely new numbers.
Published: 23 November 2014
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