NEF in the news, November 2017

Media coverage of the New Economics Foundation

The rhetoric is fine but why is this industrial strategy so underwhelming?
Andrew Pendleton writes for Times Red Box about why industrial strategy should begin with place and work upwards. Read more

Miatta Fahnbulleh: People’s tolerance for an unfair economic model has hit a buffer’
Our new Chief Executive, Miatta Fahnbulleh, was interviewed in the Guardian on how NEF’s moment has come to lead the fight against inequality. Read more

Annie Quick: who really benefits from economic growth?
Annie appeared on the BBC World Service’s Newshour Extra to discuss prosperity and growth. Listen here

Co-operative News: campaign launches to set up a driver-owned taxi firm and ride-hailing app
Stefan Baskerville described the project as a driver-owned alternative that is just as convenient and competitive on price but treats its passengers and drivers with respect.” Read more

UK’s financial system lacks resilience to future shocks
The i Paper covered our new report on Britain’s financial system resilience.

Overfishing threat after Brexit
The Press and Journal covered our report on the severe threat Brexit poses to fishing communities.

Farming Today: the future of fishing
Griffin Carpenter appeared on BBC Radio 4 to discuss the impact of Brexit on coastal towns with small fishing fleets. Listen here

We needed a housing revolution. The chancellor gave us a sticking plaster
Miatta’s comment on the Budget for The Guardian 

Miatta on Sky News
Miatta discussed her response to the Budget with other experts on Sky News.

Miatta on 5 News
Miatta spoke about the Budget’s changes to Universal Credit and what the Chancellor left out.

The gains will be felt by sellers – and of course, it will build precisely none of the affordable homes we need.”
The Daily Mirror quoted Miatta on the limits of the stamp duty cut.

Tomorrow is the last chance for a People’s Land Bank before we plunge into Brexit”
Andrew Pendleton writes in LabourList on the potential for a People’s Land Bank to provide affordable and environmentally sound housing.

Andrew also appeared on talkRADIO
He discussed NEF’s hope that the Chancellor would take big, bold steps” to tackle the housing crisis, and how the low unemployment figures are masking the real story. (His segment from 0:24 – 0:31min)

Left Food Forward also covered our proposal for a People’s Land Bank
Andrew was quoted, saying that The People’s Land Bank is a policy big and ambitious enough to begin the work of confronting the economic malaise we face.”

Nurseries need more funding and new ways of working”
Lucie Stephens writes in Public Sector Focus on the government’s 30 hours free childcare scheme. Read more

Stefan Baskerville appeared on BBC Radio London
You can listen to him discussing all of the week’s biggest stories here

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