NEF in the news, September 2020

Media coverage of the New Economics Foundation

Covid and the economy
Alfie responded to the latest UK Covid restrictions on LBC news.

Why Britain’s childcare system is on the brink of collapse
Miranda Hall spoke to the New Statesman about NEF’s proposals for transforming our fragmented, privatised childcare system.

Big Business Is Muscling in on the UK’s Nursery Racket
Miranda Hall was quoted in an article for Novara Media about the consequences of the profit-driven expansion of the childcare sector. 

A nationwide lockdown and failing test and trace system
Miatta responded to the latest news on the UK response to Covid for the political panel on talkRADIO.

Growing unemployment, OECD report and youth unemployment
Miatta spoke to Shelagh Fogarty on LBC about the growing number of redundancies, a new intervention from the OECD on spending and taxation and how the government should be supporting young people through the job crisis.

Europe Is Facing a Youth Unemployment Crisis
Lukasz Krebel responded to the sharp rise in youth unemployment in an article for VICE.

End of furlough
Alfie spoke to Eddie Mair on LBC about the end of the furlough scheme in the UK, compared to the extension of similar schemes in countries like France and Germany. 

US wildfires, increase in UK Covid cases and the Brexit divorce bill
Miatta appeared on the Papers for BBC News 24 to respond to the latest new stories on Israel normalising ties with Bahrain, the wildfires on the US West Coast, a coronavirus vaccine, the rise in UK cases, the rule of six and the Brexit divorce bill.

Life after furlough
Alfie spoke to Clive Bull on LBC about the latest unemployment forecasts and the need for continued government support for workers coming out of this crisis.

Government’s back to work’ campaign
Miatta appeared on the talkRADIO political panel with Dan Wootton making the argument that employees shouldn’t be forced to return to their workplaces when more measures and safety precautions need to be put in place to keep the virus under control.

Swissport job losses, lack of support for the self-employed and end of Eat Out to Help Out
Alfie spoke to James Lewer about the latest business headlines on Times Radio.

Kickstart scheme and rumoured tax rises
Miatta spoke to Shelagh Fogarty on LBC about the latest economic news.

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