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Moving away from the focus on a net migration target

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By Various Authors

Government is quietly shifting costs of public services on to individuals. Where government can get people to pay directly for…

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By Scott Corfe; Nicole Gicheva

This SMF report presents new estimates of industry concentration in consumer markets, exploring the extent to which markets are dominated…

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By Richard Mallett

This briefing explores international labour migration against the backdrop of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It uses a ‘decent…

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By Martin Wheatley; Bronwen Maddox; Tess Kidney Bishop

Brexit will make the next spending review harder than past years, warns a new report by the Institute for Government.…

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By Nigel Keohane; Nicole Gicheva; Andrew Barlow

Think of the ‘Bank of Mum and Dad’, and you conjure up an image of well-heeled, wealthy parents gifting their…

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By Professor Len Shackleton

The National Minimum/Living Wage system has become too complicated, making unintentional non-compliance a problem, and is in danger of becoming…

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By Dr Kristian Niemietz

This short paper reiterates the classical liberal critique of socialism. It does so in a format which is slightly unusual…

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By Michael Johnson

Britain’s household savings ratio has plummeted to 4.9%, the lowest since records began in 1963. With savings rates falling and…

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