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‘People power’ over planning could help fix housing crisis – think-tank

The report argues that the current system creates ‘gridlock’ because it gives too much power to planning authorities, and offers too little opportunity for neighbours  to find ‘win-win’ solutions that...
Published: 24 October 2021
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Working harder but getting poorer: the economic lives of social housing tenants

The first Peabody Index, compiled by the Social Market Foundation, shows that despite falling rents, tenants in social housing in the capital saw their annual income fall by almost £400...
Published: 25 June 2018
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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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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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PRESS RELEASE: New report finds 1.8 million more 25-34 year-olds locked out of the housing market since 2001

A new report from the Social Market Foundation has found that almost two million more young people have been locked out of the housing market since 2001 – and argues that property crowdfunding offers a way to help more people onto the housing ladder, while also providing much needed investment in housebuilding.
Published: 22 February 2016
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PRESS RELEASE: Longer lives changing attitudes toward inheritance and intergenerational support, new report reveals

A new report from the Social Market Foundation (SMF), released on Tuesday, reveals the changing nature of inheritance in the UK and how patterns of financial and non-financial support across generations of families have evolved as we live longer.
Published: 09 February 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: 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: New report reveals winners and losers of the financial crisis, highlights risks for UK economic growth

A new SMF report warns that the declining financial position of younger workers and those on low incomes puts a limit on the UK economy’s ability to depend on consumer spending for growth.
Published: 10 March 2015
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