NEF in the news, July 2020

Media coverage of the New Economics Foundation

Government’s bid to tackle obesity, the housing crisis and the royal family
Miatta discussed the latest comment pieces in the papers on Sky News with Adam Boulton and Tim Montgomerie.

The possibility of an independent Scotland
Alfie was on the political panel with Mark Dolan to talk about the latest Brexit news.

The plight of the high street
Miatta was on LBC with Shelagh Fogarty to discuss the crisis for UK high streets.

The looming unemployment crisis
Miatta Fahnbulleh was on with Ian Collins for talkRADIO to talk about the latest unemployment figures and projections.

The chancellor’s economic statement on the UK’s post-pandemic recovery 
Miatta appeared on BBC News, Sky NewsBBC 2 Politics Live and BBC Radio 4 to talk about the mini-Budget and lay out what the government should do to protect and create jobs in its recovery plans. 

A green stimulus for Covid-19
NEF’s report on tackling the unemployment crisis with green investment was covered in the Guardian, mentioned in Guardian analysis of the mini-Budget, the Metro Business Briefing and the Sun.

Rishi Sunak to create thousands of green jobs’ in new £3bn economic package
New research on a green housing retrofitting was covered in the Daily Mirror

Plea for carers’ pay boost as Chancellor prepares for coronavirus mini-Budget
Research with the Living Wage Foundation showing more than 5 million people — including 1.3 million key workers — are paid less than the Real Living Wage was mentioned in the Daily Mirror. 

Easing lockdown and economics support
Miatta Fahnbulleh appeared on Sky News to talk about the easing of lockdown and economic recovery from the Covid-19 crisis.

Why the government should end punitive Universal Credit tax rates
Alfie Stirling wrote for the New Statesman about supporting the economy by easing the eye-watering tax burden faced by low earners.

Reannounced and reheated: Johnson’s new deal’ plans fall short in every way
Miatta wrote for the Guardian in response to PM Boris Johnson’s speech on a new deal’ for the UK. 

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