NEF in the news, May 2019

Media coverage of the New Economics Foundation

Why the Green New Deal should include a four-day week
Aidan Harper writes that a four-day week should be a central part of reducing the environmental work of how we work and consume for CityMetric. 

Workers and the world
On International Workers’ Day, Becki Winson writes for Tribune about what unions and the climate movement can learn from youth climate protesters.

With another strike planned, should industrial action on the Tube be banned?
Alice Martin said no in an article for CityAM because every worker in Britain deserves the right to take collective action and defend their rights.

Would you pay a higher rate of tax for every flight you take?
NEF’s proposal for a Frequent Flier Levy was include in the Greenpeace Climate Manifesto and included in an article by Simon Lambert for This is Money.

HS2 on the verge of passing point of no return’
NEF’s work on probing HS2 and its alternatives was mentioned in coverage of the project in Metro.

Paying for public services should be treated as investment in infrastructure
Anna Coote wrote about proposals in a new report to expand universal basic services to areas like transport, childcare, adult social care and information for The Times Red Box

What do unemployment figures tell us about women and work? 
This month’s ONS Labour Market Statistics showed the lowest level of female unemployment since 1971 but what does this actually tell us about women in the world of work? Hanna Wheatley unpicks this question for The Week with John Nicolson on TalkRADIO.

It’s time to shorten the working week 
Alice Martin, Aidan Harper and Margaret Welsh wrote for Tribune Magazine on the need to build a movement to cut working hours without reducing pay

It’s not too late to nationalise British Steel
Andrew Pendleton wrote for New Statesman about the fate of British Steel, and why it’s time to rethink a failed economic model.

Milkshakes, Brexit, Hs2, British Steel and the future of the Conservative party
NEF CEO Miatta Fahnbulleh appeared on BBC Question Time with Fiona Bruce, alongside Damian Green, Tracy Brabin, Camilla Cavendish and Simon Jordan.

Think tank Autonomy says shorter working weeks are urgently needed
Aidan Harper was quoted in the Sun’s coverage of a new Autonomy briefing on the shorter working week. 

Conservative party leadership contest 
NEF CEO Miatta Fahnbulleh spoke to Sky News about the need for future leadership to start tackling some of the big issues of our country.

Engaged young workers can revive trade unions
Alice Martin wrote for the Guardian about NEF’s analysis of union membership rates

Money laundering, offshore ownership and London’s housing crisis
In light of the granting of an unexplained wealth order in an investigation of London properties, Hanna Wheatley spoke to Eamonn Holmes on talkRADIO.

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