NEF in the news, June 2018

Media coverage of the New Economics Foundation

Thousands of small businesses facing closure as Network Rail sells off arches
We are supporting companies based in railway arches, who are experiencing massive rent increases ahead of sale to a private investor. The campaign has been covered widely, including on Sky News, BBC News, ITV News, The Guardian, The Times, The Big Issue, BBC Radio 5 Live, and the Hackney Gazette.

Britain’s generational apartheid
Will Brett wrote for UnHerd about the growing generational divide, and why we have to look to the economy if we want to fix it.

The housing system has gone backwards over the past 40 years”
Joe Beswick appeared on Sky News on the anniversary of the Grenfell fire, to discuss why our housing system is still broken, and what we need to do to fix it.

Central banks can lead in disclosure of climate risks
Our letter, signed by more than 50 NGOs, appeared in The Financial Times. The letter calls for central banks to lead by example when it comes to financial transparency over the risks and implications of climate change.

It’s time to end the debt trap ensnaring Britain’s poorest
Hanna Wheatley wrote for HuffPost about why we need to end the low wages, precarious work, and punishingly high rents that are stopping the economy from working for people.

Unfound: these platform co-operatives are creating the tools for a worker-owned economy
The Independent covered our CabFair campaign, as part of a piece exploring the growth in platform cooperatives, which aim to create the tools for a worker-owned economy.

Uber has been shirking its responsibilities to the people who drive its vehicles.

Stefan Baskerville spoke to Wired about why Uber’s appeal to operate in London should have considered the company’s employment.

If you want a balanced economy, then expanding Heathrow is the very worst step you can take.” 
Andrew Pendleton appeared on Sky News, explaining why economic case for the Heathrow expansion doesn’t make sense. For NEF research on this, click here

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