NEF in the News, November 2020

Media coverage of the New Economics Foundation

Leeds Bradford Airport expansion could COST region £3.1bn over 26 years, claims think tank
New analysis of the economic and environmental impacts of the Leeds Bradford Airport expansion plans was covered in the Yorkshire Post.

Bank of England needs more powers to decarbonise economy, say experts
A joint letter convened by NEF and Positive Money signed by 125 academics responding to the chancellor’s plans for greening finance was covered in the Guardian and the Financial Times

PM’s self-isolation, chaos in Number 10 and Covid track and trace
Miatta responded to updates on the prime minister’s self-isolation, the chaos in Downing Street and the latest Covid news on BBC News.

Environment Bill 2020
Chaitanya discussed the loopholes and weaknesses in the legislation around deforestation on Times Radio.

Financial support for self-isolating people
Miatta spoke to Shelagh Fogarty on LBC about the limits to government financial support provided for self-isolating people.

Covid vaccine, furlough extension, cancelling exams and tackling anti-vaccine conspiracies
Miatta appeared on BBC 2 Politics Live to respond to news of a coronavirus vaccine from Pfizer, the government announcement to extend furlough to March 2021, Wales cancelling next year’s GSCE and A‑level exams and the latest anti-vaccine conspiracies. 

Government u‑turn on free school meals
Alfie responds to the government u‑turn on free school meal vouchers and points to the inadequacy of Universal Credit to support families during this time on talkRADIO.

Rishi Sunak’s furlough U‑turn was right – but it was forced by his own grave errors
Miatta wrote for the Guardian about the harm caused to people’s lives and the economy by the government’s delays to lockdown and extend furlough. 

UK enters a second lockdown
Miatta argued for the need for a proper track and trace system to control the virus on talkRADIO.

Extension of furlough to March 2021
Miatta responded to the chancellor’s announcement to extend the furlough scheme until March 2021 on LBC.

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