NEF in the news, September 2017

Media coverage of the New Economics Foundation

Week beginning 17 September 2017

Why we should all be on the side of those struggling to repay their debts
Following research showing that one in four young women say they are in debt all the time, NEF’s Subject Lead on Inequality and Wellbeing Annie Quick writes for the Independent on the damaging effects of spiralling private debt on individuals and the economy.
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Is the four-hour week something rich millennials made up?
Can flexible working ever be more than a luxury for the rich? Alice Martin, NEF’s Subject Lead on Housing and Work, is among those interviewed for this Independent article on future work trends.
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The Liverpool app that sidesteps the banks
The BBC spoke to NEF’s Duncan McCann about the pros and cons of a new digital currency for Liverpool.
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Week beginning 10 September 2017

Falling unemployment is great for the economy? Try telling cleaners like Irene
Stefan Baskerville, NEF’s Principal Director of Unions & Business, writes for the Guardian on the latest unemployment figures and how they don’t tell the real story of work in Britain.
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Stefan also joined BBC Radio London’s Simon Lederman on Thursday for a discussion that ranged from Grenfell to foodbanks to the new Crystal Palace manager.
Listen (from 2:04).

Week beginning 3 September 2017

Revealed: how the government’s 30 hour childcare scheme could force nursery wages down
New NEF research has revealed that nurseries could be forced to pay their staff below minimum wage in order for the government’s new 30-hour free childcare scheme to work, due to inadequate funding. Our research caught the attention of The Telegraph, The Times, The Daily Mirror and LBC amongst others.
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