Weekly Economics Podcast: Fixing the social safety net

Ayeisha Thomas-Smith is joined by NEF senior economist Sarah Arnold

As nationwide lockdown continues and parts of the economy grind to a halt, the chancellor has announced a package of measures to support people struggling with the economic fallout of coronavirus. But is it enough? Or have 10 years of cuts broken our social security system beyond repair?

The Weekly Economics Podcast is back, to dive into the economics of the Covid-19 crisis. This week Ayeisha is joined by NEF senior economist Sarah Arnold.

If you’re hungry for more on this topic, we’ll be following up this discussion in an online briefing over Zoom on Thursday 16 April. We’ll be talking to Sarah again, along with Caroline Molloy of openDemocracy and the TUC‘s Kate Bell. Register to join the briefing here.

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