NEF in the news, March 2018

Media coverage of the New Economics Foundation

All I saw was more of the same complacency and some tinkering around the edges”
Our Chief Executive Miatta Fahnbulleh appearing on Sky News before the Spring Statement and on BBC News reacting to it afterwards.

Flipping the script on our economic stories
What is the story of the economy in Britain? Who gets to shape public opinion about what it’s for, how it’s broken and how it can be fixed? A new piece in Red Pepper explains the findings of our Framing the Economy report. Read more

Could a notorious prison offer an escape route from London’s housing crisis?
Our work is cited is CityMetric’s report of a campaign to build community housing on the site of Holloway prison. Read more

Why Brexit could lead to overfishing – to the detriment of everyone
The idea of the UK setting its own fishing limits post Brexit is welcomed by many fishermen. But it could be detrimental to fish stocks as countries put their own interests ahead of the collective good, argues Griffin Carpenter in The Ecologist. Read more

London workspace doesn’t have to be unaffordable
Our work with the East End Trades Guild on a London Living Rent was covered in the Evening Standard. Frances Northrop was interviewed on BBC London Radio the next morning – listen here, from 19:15. The campaign continues, with exciting plans to build our networks of micro businesses around the country.

For many people, the economy just isn’t working for them”
Our chief executive, Miatta Fahnbulleh, appeared on BBC2’s The Daily Politics. She discussed this week’s political stories, including the gender pay gap, possible effects of Brexit on prices, and life expectancy disparities. Watch

Houses are seen largely as sources of wealth. And this is what’s wrong with our housing sector
Sara Mahmoud spoke to Eddie Nestor on BBC London’s Drivetime about wealth and the housing crisis. Listen, from 18.00

Rees-Mogg’s hard Brexit won’t do anything for fishing communities
Griffin Carpenter wrote for The Guardian about the failure of Brexit negotiators to engage with the real nuts and bolts of the fishing issue.

In a lot of small-scale fishing communities, you don’t see these positive economic trends”
Griffin also discussed the latest developments in Brexit and fishing on Sky News. He also commented on the state of British fishing for BBC News Scotland

Heathrow third runway may lead to economic loss of £2bn
Our new research on the negative economic impact of Heathrow’s third runway was covered in The Times and CityAM

Is it time for a revolution in government economics?
Our Chief Executive, Miatta Fahnbulleh, appeared on a panel discussion at the Institute for Government. Watch here

If you don’t start with the people on the ground, what do you expect will happen?”
Miatta was also interviewed in The Independent, discussing her political origins and how to change the economic debate. Read more

Stella Creasy to call for crackdown on high-cost credit cards
The MP is continuing her call for a cap on fees and interest charges, informed by our recent researchRead more

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