NEF in the news, October 2019

Media coverage of the New Economics Foundation

The giant hole in government finances is more proof that austerity has failed
Miatta Fahnbulleh wrote for the Guardian about how the government needs to change its fiscal rules to rescue the economy.

Will the 2019 General Election be all about Brexit?
NEF CEO Miatta Fahnbulleh was on BBC World News to talk about the 2019 General Election and what we might expect to see in manifestos.

Will the government have to review its fiscal rules?
NEF CEO Miatta Fahnbulleh was on Beyond the Headlines on BBC World News to talk about warnings that the Treasury is on course to exceed this year’s deficit target.

Why did parliament reject PM’s attempt to fast-track Brexit deal?
NEF CEO Miatta Fahnbulleh was on BBC 2 Newsnight, arguing that parliament were right to request more time to scrutinise the Prime Minister’s Brexit bill.

How a new breed of trade union is leading the fight for precarious workers
Alice Martin was quoted in a New Statesman article on falling trade union membership and the rise of smaller organising groups representing gig economy workers. 

What are the potential economic impacts of the Prime Minister’s Brexit bill?
NEF CEO Miatta Fahnbulleh discussed the possible effects on the UK economy of the Prime Minister’s Brexit bill on Sky News.

What’s the latest on the Prime Minister’s Brexit bill?
NEF CEO Miatta Fahnbulleh spoke to Darren Adam on LBC about the latest Brexit bill and what happens next.

The Prime Minister’s Brexit deal — what happens next?
NEF CEO Miatta Fahnbulleh appeared on the Press Preview for Sky News, responding to the news on Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal.

Four ways the Brexit deal could change Britain’s economy
Andrew Pendleton spoke to CityAM about the risk the Brexit bill poses to the protection of workers rights.

Why should the UK move to the a shorter working week?
Aidan Harper was on BBC Radio Wales arguing for a reduction in working hours as part of the solution to the UK’s productivity puzzle. 

North East councils to face staggering £1.3bn funding gap in next four years — Unions claim
Our figures showing how the current Government’s plans for local government funding will affect each UK nation and region were covered by the Newcastle Evening Chronicle.

The great British land sell
Our research into the government sell-off of NHS land was mentioned in Red Pepper magazine.

UK’s robust jobs market dented amid big fall in employment
NEF’s analysis showing that the UK population is still 1.6% poorer than it was more than a decade was covered in the Guardian.

Inmates Reveal the Worst Things They’ve Seen in Britain’s Understaffed Prisons
Sarah Arnold was quoted in an article for VICE on the impacts austerity has had on UK prisons.

Labour plans for utilities would cost the UK £200bn, says CBI
Alfie Stirling responded to CBI analysis of Labour’s renationalisation plans in the Guardian, arguing that it fails to assess the possible impact of nationalisation on the public finances in a balanced way.”

Brexit, the US and Turkey, the climate crisis
NEF CEO Miatta Fahnbulleh appeared on Cross Question with Iain Dale to answer questions from the public about Brexit, Trump’s announcement on Turkey and the climate crisis.

Brexit, the future of the British high street and a turning point in American politics
NEF CEO Miatta Fahnbulleh appeared on BBC 2 Politics Live to discuss whether the Prime Minister will seek a Brexit delay, the Stronger Towns fund and the future of the Republican Party.

A Green New Deal — a radical response to the climate crisis
NEF CEO Miatta Fahnbulleh was on The View with Adam Boulton on Sky News responding to the Extinction Rebellion protests as an urgent call for radical action to tackle the climate crisis. 

Reactions to Javid’s bid to scrap Inheritance Tax
Alfie Stirling responded to the Chancellor’s suggestion that he might scrap Inheritance Tax in an article for Left Foot Forward.

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