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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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Conservative MP calls for UK sovereign wealth fund

Former minister urges short-term and longer-term spending on infrastructure post-Brexit in new paper.
Published: 07 November 2016
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PRESS RELEASE: Government should back a new ‘Active Consumer Week’

A new Social Market Foundation report entitled Should switch, don’t switch: Overcoming consumer inertia, supported by comparethemarket.com, launches at the Conservative party conference on Monday.
Published: 03 October 2015
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PRESS RELEASE: Energy price freeze risks increased costs for UK businesses, warns think tank

A general energy price freeze will stifle the strong competition in the industrial and commercial supply market by removing the demand side pressure suppliers currently face, leading to negative consequences for UK businesses warns think tank the Social Market Foundation (SMF).
Published: 28 April 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: 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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Think tank urges Osborne to channel £50bn of savings from axing low-growth measures to kick-start the economy

George Osborne should use the Budget to bring forward the unidentified £15bn of austerity measures that have to be made in the next parliament, and spend the extra £50bn this would save over four years to stimulate the economy and cut unemployment through
Published: 20 February 2012
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Press Release: Rt Hon Ed Miliband MP launches SMF publication ‘Markets in a State’

Leader of the Opposition Rt Hon Ed Miliband MP has today delivered a speech to the Social Market Foundation to launch the SMF's latest publications, Markets in a State.
Published: 17 October 2011
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