Tag Archives: Economy and Growth

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Companies ignore poverty despite ESG promises, new research shows

The Social Market Foundation think-tank found that FTSE-100 companies are 64 times more likely to address environmental issues than to discuss poverty in their statements about Environmental, Social and Governance...
Published: 23 January 2022
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Crumbling legal system will cost Britain money and influence – think-tank report finds

The Social Market Foundation said that delays in settling cases in over-burdened courts and a lack of laws specifically governing new markets and technologies could dissuade companies and investors from...
Published: 03 November 2021
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SMF welcomes CMA announcement on Asda-Sainsbury’s merger

The Social Market Foundation (SMF) welcomes the tough line taken by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) on the proposed merger of Asda and Sainsbury’s. As SMF research last year...
Published: 20 February 2019
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New “Minister for Competition” needed after Brexit

New competition powers and rules will be needed to ensure British consumers get good deals in an economy increasingly dominated by global online players such as Microsoft, Amazon and Google,...
Published: 31 July 2018
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Family carers propping up the care system – and paying the price

The Social Market Foundation has calculated that there are 7.6 million people in the UK who provide unpaid care for a relative. That is 1 million more than in 2005....
Published: 16 July 2018
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Remain-voting areas will be hardest-hit by Brexit

The local council areas that will be hardest-hit by Brexit are in the wealthier south-east of England, which tended to support the Remain campaign, the research shows. Those places will...
Published: 27 March 2018
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Water nationalisation would cost £90 billion

The figure, which would be more than a tenth of all annual Government spending, has been calculated by the Social Market Foundation. The cross-party think-tank estimated the potential costs of...
Published: 05 February 2018
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SMF response to Budget 2017

Responding to the Budget, SMF research director Nigel Keohane said: “Since the financial crash, we’ve become accustomed to budgets dictating the tone and shape of political debate for months ahead....
Published: 08 March 2017
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New polling reveals ‘trust gap’ between British workers and employers

Exclusive new polling from the Social Market Foundation (SMF) and Grant Thornton, conducted by Populus, reveals the extent of the ‘trust gap’ between British workers and their employers.
Published: 29 November 2016
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