NEF in the news, June 2020

Media coverage of the New Economics Foundation

PM needs a proper plan” protecting public services and tackling inequality and climate change
Miatta went on Sky News to talk about the Build Back Better campaign. 

Just 6% of UK public want a return to pre-pandemic economy’
Polling commissioned by NEF for the launch of Build Back Better showing public support for a fairer economy after Covid-19 was covered in the Guardian, Sky News and the Daily Mirror

England’s independence day from lockdown
Miatta appeared on the Guardian Politics Weekly podcast to discuss what’s next for the UK economy after furlough.

Failures of the UK’s test and trace strategy
Alfie was on talkRADIO responding to the daily coronavirus briefing and discuss the failures of the government’s test, track and trace strategy.

The UK exit strategy
Alfie spoke to Nick Ferrari on LBC about the easing of lockdown in the UK as shops reopen.

How The Hostile Environment’ Has Made This Pandemic Harder For Doctors Like Me
Research from NEF, Medact and Migrants Organise showing how the Hostile Environment was stopping migrants accessing healthcare during the pandemic was mentioned in a Huffington Post article

Key workers among five million employees paid less than Real Living Wage
Research from NEF and the Living Wage Foundation showing that 1.3 million key workers are paid less than the Real Living Wage was covered in the Mirror and the Independent

Male bankers are the only workers to avoid coronavirus pay cut
NEF analysis showing that men working in finance and insurance are the only group who haven’t seen their wages go down was covered in the Sunday Times

Airline job losses could be on scale of 1980s mining industry, report warns
New research from NEF, Possible and the TUC showing 70,000 jobs are at risk in aviation sector due to coronavirus pandemic was covered in the Guardian, the Financial Timesthe Independent, the Mirror, the Daily Express and City Metric

Black Lives Matter protests, Edward Colston statue and policing in the UK
Miatta appeared on Sky News the Press Preview to talk about Black Lives Matter and the need for action to tackle systemic racism in the UK.

No, Coronavirus Is Not Going to Mean You Can Afford to Buy a House
Joe Beswick spoke to Vice about the impact of a drop in house prices on renters.

Unions are putting work-life balance’ back on the agenda
New NEF report with CSEU looking at places where manufacturing unions have successfully won shorter working hours was covered in Left Foot Forward

We’re being used to make a profit from during a pandemic’: Thousands of London tenants refuse to pay rent amid coronavirus crisis
NEF’s rent suspension proposal was mentioned in the Independent and Left Foot Forward

Coronavirus has shown that care workers deserve a real living wage
Research from NEF and the Living Wage Foundation on low pay in the care sector was included in a piece for Times Red Box

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