NEF in the news, April 2018

Media coverage of the New Economics Foundation

To really take back control” of UK fisheries, we must treat fishing rights as a public resource
Griffin Carpenter argued that some fishing quota should be allocated based on social and environmental criteria to benefit our marine environment. Read more

Ireland among worst offenders for overfishing, says new report
Our new report showing the EU members states most responsible for setting fishing quotas above scientific advice was covered in The Irish Times, EuroNews, Afloat, and Statista

This smacks of tech being developed by people who do not really understand the nature of precarious work”
Duncan McCann commented in The Independent on a new micro-job app that claims to be a less exploitative form gig economy platform.

The British public won’t suck up 15 years, if not longer, of wage stagnation without some kind of political retaliation.”
Our Chief Exec, Miatta Fahnbulleh, was interviewed in the New Statesman. She spoke about her career, her upbringing, and how to replace our broken economic model.

Spiralling rents are driving growing numbers of artists and small businesses out of London’s East End
The Guardian reported on our research with the East End Trades Guild, showing that rent increases of 200 – 300% are forcing small businesses to relocate out of the capital.

Alarm bells begin to ring on the financial risks of climate change
Climate change has the potential to wipe out trillions of pounds worth of assets, writes Frank Van Lerven in Huffpost.

Platforms and blockchain could see local economies scale
Frances Northrop spoke to Smart Cities World about the problems with councils’ archaic procurement practices.

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