NEF in the news, February 2020

Media coverage of the New Economics Foundation

UK regions could lose £43bn’ due to Heathrow’s third runway
New NEF report on the economic impact Heathrow expansion on UK regions was covered in The Times, The Independent The Yorkshire Post, Business Live and Birmingham Mail

The race to slash red tape’ in post-Brexit Britain has begun. How can it be resisted? 
Christiane Heisse and Emily Scurrah write about the new wave of deregulation threatening our health and environment, in openDemocracy.

Just 2.6% of homes built on public land will be for social rent
New NEF analysis of new government data on its Public Land for Housing programme was covered in the Daily Express, Housing Today and 24housing

How the climate strikes can win
In order to win, the climate movement will need to build deeper links with workers and unions, writes Nilufer Erdem in Tribune.

The Citizens’ Assembly on Climate Change must be the beginning of a new trend in climate policy
Fernanda Balata wrote about her advisory work at the UK citizens’ climate assembly, for Left Food Forward.

The crisis of care​.com
Miranda Hall wrote for openDemocracy about how on-demand apps won’t plug the holes in our broken social infrastructure.

The UK population still poorer than in 2008
NEF analysis showing that the UK population are still £97 poorer on average compared to the first three months of 2008 was in the Guardian Business Live coverage of this month’s GDP stats. 

A Four-Day Week Is Possible
Aidan Harper wrote for Novara Media about building a coherent narrative around how shorter hours would address the crises we face.

GDP growth hides damage to living standards since financial crisis
Our analysis
showing the UK population is still poorer than in 2008 was covered in the Guardian live blog.

Interventionist economic policy, Dominic Cummings, the refugee crisis and the Labour leadership
NEF CEO Miatta Fahnbulleh looked through the day’s opinion pages with Adam Boulton and Mo Hussein on Sky News.

What could a future UK-EU trade deal look like?
Head of Economics Alfie Stirling spoke to Petrie Hosken on BBC Radio London about the contradictory plans set out by UK prime minister Boris Johnson and EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier on their post-Brexit trade relationship.

Trade unions How unions can flourish again: break out of the workplace and think local
Aidan Harper wrote a piece in the Guardian about how unions can connect workplace struggles to other movements. 

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