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SMF response to Budget 2016

A cautious Budget from a ‘Tinkerman’ Chancellor
Published: 16 March 2016
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PRESS RELEASE: New report calls for radical reform of rail franchises

A new report from the Social Market Foundation (SMF) think-tank calls for radical reforms to Britain’s rail franchises - including far-reaching plans to fine them to the value of all unclaimed compensation payments, a measure which could generate up to £1 billion in fines over the course of a Parliament.
Published: 27 January 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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SMF Budget response

Creative accounting, inflating the housing market, a new squeeze on welfare
Published: 20 March 2013
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Appalling growth figures mean Government must reopen spending review to boost the economy

Today’s UK growth figures mean that the Government should urgently reopen the spending review to enable it to adopt an immediate funded stimulus, according to the Social Market Foundation think tank.
Published: 25 July 2012
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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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Autumn Statement 2011: Plan B in all but name?

Today’s Autumn Statement by the Chancellor saw a slew of policy announcements, from tax credit cuts to a national infrastructure plan. The SMF responds to the announcements.
Published: 29 November 2011
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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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