Coverage

NEF in the news, July 2021

Media coverage of the New Economics Foundation


Vaccine passports, the pingdemic”, a crackdown on crime and the 2021 Olympics 
Miatta was on BBC the papers to discuss the latest news headlines. 

Cutting the £20 uplift to Universal Credit
Miatta was on Channel 4 News arguing for a stronger social security system that goes beyond the £20 Universal Credit boost. 

Final fight over Bristol Airport expansion begins
Alex Chapman discussed NEF research into the dodgy economics of airport expansions in a video for the Bristol Cable

Compulsory vaccines in care homes, freedom day and racism in football
Alfie Stirling was on the political panel for talkRADIO discussing the latest news headlines. 

Levelling up 
Alfie Stirling was on GB News talking about widening inequality coming out of the pandemic.

A frequent flyer levy
Report with Possible calling for the introduction of a frequent flyer levy was covered on Radio 4 (from 1:05:57), in the Daily Mail and the Financial Times.

A decent life for all
Sarah Arnold was on Reasons to be Cheerful to discuss NEF’s campaign for a living income

End of furlough
Alfie Stirling was on LBC talking about the need for a bigger stimulus to boost the UK economy and the potential for the furlough scheme to be adapted rather than scrapped completely. 

End of the stamp duty holiday and fixing declining social mobility 
Miatta was on BBC 2 Politics Live to discuss whether mass events are affecting coronavirus case numbers, and how fair a country Britain is to grow up in.

The end of the furlough scheme must be the beginning of a renewed focus on London’s recovery
Analysis by Alex Chapman, Chaitanya Kumar and Alfie Stirling showing 850,000 jobs could at risk as the furlough scheme winds down was mentioned in City A.M

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