Tag Archives: Education and Skills

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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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School choice fails to empower parents, study finds

Parents given multiple options for their child’s school are no happier about education than those who have little choice, according to research published in the Journal of Social Policy. The...
Published: 13 January 2022
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“Forgetting to call the plumber puts Net Zero at risk” – think-tank

The Social Market Foundation said that the Government strategy aimed at decarbonising home heating does not give plumbers and other workers enough incentive to get training to install the heat...
Published: 18 November 2021
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Speech from The Rt Hon Gavin Williamson MP – Secretary of State for Education

 A full transcript can be found here  
Published: 09 July 2020
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Half of white working-class and black British students in England get into university with vocational qualifications such as BTECs

The figures are revealed in new research from the Social Market Foundation, which is calling on ministers and the new university regulator, the Office for Students, to do more to...
Published: 29 January 2018
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Further education is key to social mobility in Brexit Britain

The research finds that although the FE and skills sector faces a series of challenges over the next two decades, it can seize the opportunity to play an even greater...
Published: 26 April 2017
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MPs call on government and Ofsted to do more to boost parental engagement in their children’s education

The Social Market Foundation’s (SMF) cross-party Commission on Inequality in Education has called on the government and Ofsted to consider how they can help schools and other educational institutions to engage parents with their child’s learning.
Published: 10 November 2016
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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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New report reveals ‘low pay penalty’ for social housing tenants

Workers living in social housing face a ‘pay penalty’ compared to those in other types of accommodation, a new report from the Social Market Foundation (SMF), supported by Circle Housing, reveals.
Published: 07 October 2016
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