Better childcare
£2.75 billion. That’s the childcare bill facing parents this summer. Fresh research by the New Economics Foundation has shown that parents will face the impossible task this school holiday of juggling work, childcare and all its associated costs.

Lucie Stephens, Head of Co-production at the New Economics Foundation went on BBC Business to discuss alternatives to the current childcare system, whilst our research also featured on the Victoria Derbyshire Show (BBC 2), LBC and a host of regional radio stations.

Land – the mother of all monopolies
Josh Ryan-Collins joins Evan Davis to talk land and housing on BBC Radio 4’s The Bottom Line.
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We need a new approach to the coast which puts people in control”
Blue New Deal project lead Fernanda Balata quoted in the Observer and the Guardian.
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Top summer reads!
Rethinking the Economics of Land and Housing made it in to the FT’s top reads for Summer 2017. You can check out the rest of the list here

After Grenfell, residents’ voices must be heard
Residents must be in control when it comes to the decisions that affect their lives. Andrew Pendleton writes for HuffPost.
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Central banks need to step up and help tackle climate change
We must stop thinking of green’ finance as a separate entity and begin to consider the role of mainstream’ finance and money flows in seriously tackling climate change. Josh Ryan-Collins writes for Open Democracy.
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