NEF in the news, November 2018

Media coverage of the New Economics Foundation

Freezing UK tower block was cash cow for foreign investors
NEF head of housing Joe Beswick spoke to the Guardian about the scandal of housing benefit being treated as an international investment opportunity.

How Brexit will leave the fishing industry beached
OpenDemocracy reported on NEF’s analysis of the effects of Brexit on fishing. In The New European, Chris Williams described the plight of small-scale fishers, while Griffin Carpenter warned of the threat to the Welsh fishing industry in Business News Wales.

Northern MPs tell Labour: change your mind on HS2
The Guardian reported on growing opposition to HS2 high-speed rail, referring to previous and forthcoming NEF research.

Home as a place to live vs. home as a financial asset
Joe Beswick was interviewed on BBC London about the financialisation of the London housing market. Listen here, from 51min 48secs.

Reconciling a healthy economy and a healthy environment
Chris Williams spoke to Geographical magazine about whether we should use natural capital’ to value nature.

The Bank of England must take action of climate change
Read the letter in The Financial Times, signed by 60 academics, calling on the Bank to lead by example when it comes to change.

Landlords are reaping enormous rewards while tenants can be evicted at two months’ notice”
Joe Beswick spoke to the Guardian about news that Britain’s worst landlord’ will take nine years to pay of a string of fines.

Ten years on: what the Climate Change Act means to me
David Powell reflected on the decade since the landmark legislation, in BusinessGreen.

The five day work week is a human catastrophe”
Aidan Harper spoke to the Guardian about the productivity benefits of the four day work week.

Four days work, three days play — why it’s time to demand a four day week
Aidan also wrote for Open Democracy about reclaiming our free time from the demands of neoliberalism.

Our fetishisation of overwork is harming us and the economy
Aidan also wrote for HuffPost about the crisis of work when one in four UK sicks are as a direct result of overwork.

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