NEF in the news, April 2021

Media coverage of the New Economics Foundation

Britain set for biggest economic boom since World War 2 aftermath due to pent-up demand’
NEF analysis showing that UK economy growth of 6.5% would equate to a £136bn boost, and £27bn extra in taxes to the Treasury was mentioned in the Daily Mirror.

Four-day week – how it could boost your small business
Aidan Harper spoke to Small Business about how a four-day week would work in practice.

Covid crisis fuels rise in UK outdoor activity, but home workers benefit most
Analysis by Alex Chapman and Jasmeet Phagoora showing that one in eight people do not believe their local green space is worth spending time in was covered in the Guardian

Police league tables 
Alfie Stirling was on the Political Panel for talkRADIO to discuss Home Secretary, Priti Patel’s plans for league tables ranking police forces on their success in cutting serious crime.

Civil service reform and Bitcoin going green 
Miatta responded to the latest news headlines on Sky News, The View

US withdraws troops from Afghanistan and UK vaccine rollout 
Miatta was on the Political Panel for talkRADIO to discuss the US Afghanistan withdrawal and the UK’s vaccination programme. 

More needs to be done to tackle unemployment among young people
Sarah Arnold responded to youth unemployment figures on John Pienaar’s Time’s Radio Show.

Black youth unemployment rate of 40% similar to time of Brixton riots, data shows
Sarah Arnold commented on Guardian analysis showing young black workers hit disproportionately hard by Covid pandemic.

Reopening the UK economy and impacts of lockdown on children
Alfie was on talkRADIO’s political panel arguing that the risks of easing lockdown too quickly outweigh the costs of keeping restrictions in place. 

Should London have rent controls?
Sarah Arnold made the case for rent controls in a City A.M. debate

Furlough scheme still needed after September’
New NEF analysis on making training and education available through furlough, and the need for a transitionary plan for the scheme’s end was covered in The Times, The Guardian, and The Sun.

Government race report 
Miatta appeared on talkRADIO’s political panel to discuss the government’s race report and Number 10 advisor Samuel Kasumu subsequent resignation. 

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