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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 of the first meeting of the APPG for Best Brexit

A report of the first meeting of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Best Brexit. The meeting took place on Monday 14 November 2016 at Committee Room 6, House of Commons.
Published: 15 November 2016
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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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SMF Autumn Statement reaction: Osborne balances the pre-election tax give and take, but skips over the painful spending cuts to come

This is an intensely political Autumn Statement with an economic argument behind it. The future course of deficit reduction is specifically designed in order to underline the Conservatives’ long term...
Published: 03 December 2014
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PRESS RELEASE: British public want better business behaviour from financial services companies

British consumers want better business behaviours in financial services and would be willing to switch provider to get it, according to exclusive polling in a new report from the Social Market Foundation (SMF).
Published: 23 November 2014
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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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Press Release: Radical reforms needed to make Britain a meritocracy says Conservative MP Dominic Raab

The government must do more to “widen ladders of opportunity, smash glass ceilings and back the British underdog” says Conservative MP Dominic Raab in his new pamphlet The Meritocrat’s Manifesto, to be published by the Social Market Foundation (SMF) think tank on Wednesday 11th June.
Published: 08 June 2014
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Growth, but not the right kind

Predicting the UK’s growth trajectory has become a notoriously tricky game. When the coalition came to power, the OBR was expecting to see the economy start recovering during 2010, and growth of 2.8% in 2012. Instead, GDP barely grew at all in that year.
Published: 25 July 2013
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Going for growth is not for the fainthearted

This morning’s growth figures are the latest set-piece dust-up on the Government’s growth strategy. And as innumerable pointy-heads have made clear, the positive or negative sign on the front of the growth figure is really only of political significance. The broad picture remains one of stagnation. So we remain where we’ve been for a long time, debating what to do to get growth going.
Published: 25 April 2013
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