NEF in the news, July 2019

Media Coverage of the New Economics Foundation

What if… we worked less?
Aidan Harper wrote an article for New Internationalist on how work limits freedom 

Who’s in Prime Minister Johnson’s cabinet and what does this mean for the country?
NEF CEO Miatta Fahnbulleh appeared on Sky News Sunrise with Sarah-Jane Mee to discuss Boris Johnson’s first speech as Prime Minister and the new cabinet.

Why GDP is no longer the most effective measure of economic success
Sarah Arnold spoke to World Finance about the need to diversify the metrics we use to measure national prosperity

What does a UK led by Boris Johnson look like?
NEF analysis of the new PM’s tax plans showing they will push 50,000 households into poverty and cost the government £11 billion a year was covered in NME

Brexit, Boris Johnson, cabinet resignations and automation
NEF CEO Miatta Fahnbulleh appeared on All Out Politics with Adam Boulton alongside LBC presenter Iain Dale.

Boris Johnson and Brexit
NEF CEO Miatta Fahnbulleh appeared on BBC 2 Newsnight to debate what the outcome of the Conservative party leadership contest and, consequently, Brexit will be

How can we implement rent controls in London?
Hanna Wheatley spoke to Matthew Wright on talkRADIO about the new NEF report on getting rents under control in London.

Sadiq Khan calls for new powers to impose London rent controls
New report supported by the Greater London Authority recommending 6 steps towards a system of rent control in London was covered in the Guardianthe MirroriNews, Refinery29, and 24housing

Why should we make rent controls a reality for London?
NEF CEO Miatta Fahnbulleh spoke to LBC about the findings in new NEF report on rent controls in London

Without rent controls we can’t hope to solve London’s housing crisis
Joe Beswick wrote about the need for rent control in CityMetric

How can we implement rent controls in London?
Hanna Wheatley spoke to Matthew Wright on talkRADIO about the new NEF report on getting rents under control in London

Public sector workers to get above inflation pay rise’
NEF CEO Miatta Fahnbulleh responded to the announcement that two million public sector workers including police officers, soldiers and teachers are to be given above-inflation pay rises on Sky News and BBC News

What will be the impact of a no-deal Brexit on the economy?
Alfie Stirling spoke to Matthew Wright on talkRADIO about an OBR report showing that a no-deal Brexit would plunge Britain into a recession

Trump, a no-deal Brexit, loan charge repayments and crime figures
NEF CEO Miatta Fahnbulleh appeared on BBC 2 Politics Live with Andrew Neil alongside economist Liam Halligan and the government’s former integration tsar Dame Louise Casey

Futurism with a human lens 
Alice Martin wrote a review of Aaron Bastani’s book Fully Automated Luxury Communism: A Manifesto’ for the Fabian Review

DEBATE: Would the railways run better with a fat controller’?
Andrew Pendleton argues that our railways should be in public hands, run for public good in a City A.M. debate

Fishyleaks’ website hopes to land those guilty of overfishing
Griffin Carpenter spoke to Karen McVeigh for the Guardian about a new website for reporting bad practice in the fishing industry

Revealed: how citizen-scoring algorithms are being used by local government in the UK
Duncan McCann spoke to Hettie O’brien for the New Statesman about a new report showing council are turning to algorithms to predict the health, income and behaviour of their constituents

UK needs strategy to deal with industrial change
NEF research for the TUC on automation and the emerging green economy was covered in the Guardian and Daily Mail and ITV News

Parent-led nurseries: Are they the answer to affordable childcare?
NEF’s work with 20 Deptford parents to open a parent-led nursery which is affordable and responds to the local community was covered in the Independent

Forget GDP growth — greater economic democracy is the main ingredient for a sustainable net zero world
Fernanda Balata argues in Business Green that the UN Sustainable Development Goal 8 (promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work) focuses too much on increasing GDP growth which is neither desirable nor sustainable

Campaigners urge financial watchdog to cap credit card costs to slash debt
To support the open letter, as part of the End the Debt Trap Coalition NEF released a new report showing that almost half of the poorest households are now using credit cards for everyday living costs and food. This was covered in the Big Issue and Your Money

Charities slam FCA for failing to end the debt trap’
NEF came together with other charities and campaign groups in an open letter covered by the Financial Times, calling for the UK financial watchdog to extend the cap on payday loans to other forms of high-cost credit such as credit cards and doorstep lending

What could the tax and spending proposals of Conservative leadership candidates mean for our economy?
NEF CEO Miatta Fahnbulleh responded to pledges from Conservative leadership hopefuls to cut taxes and increase spending on Sky News All Out Politics

When builders become landlords
Joe Beswick was quoted in a piece by Luke Barratt for Inside Housing on the recent spate of house builders setting up for-profit providers of social housing 

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