NEF in the news, February 2021

Media coverage of the New Economics Foundation

Government under pressure to stop Leeds Bradford airport expansion
NEF report on the economic case for Leeds Bradford airport expansion was mentioned in a Guardian article.

Is this the moment of reckoning for the gig economy?
Duncan McCann was quoted in an Evening Standard piece on Uber and the gig economy.

EU strikes data deal with the UK but warns of trouble ahead
Report by Duncan McCann with the UCL European Institute on the economic impacts of the UK failing to secure an EU data adequacy decision was covered in a Telegraph article

Today’s Uber Ruling Is a Victory for Workers
Emily responded to the Supreme Court ruling that Uber drivers must be treated as workers, not self-employed, in Tribune.

Of course Cumbria’s proposed coal mine is popular locally. The government offers no green alternative
Rebekah Diski wrote about the growing controversy surrounding the first new deep coal mine the UK in 30 years, in OpenDemocracy.

What a Just Transition’ Would Really Look Like
As fossil fuel industries become a thing of the past, we mustn’t mimic the deindustrialisation of the 1980s, which wrecked the job prospects of so many communities, Emily Scurrah wrote in Tribune.

It’s not enough to defend the five-day week — we must demand four
Aidan Harper wrote about the government’s u‑turn on reassessing the EU Working Time Directive in Novara.

New coal mine would be an embarrassment and sap UK’s climate credibility, warn dozens of charities
A letter signed by NEF in protest at government approval for a new UK coal mine was covered in the Independent

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