NEF in the news, September 2021

Media coverage of the New Economics Foundation

End of furlough: More than 700,000 people may lose jobs, hours or earnings
Our research showing that more than 700,000 jobs are at risk after the end of the furlough scheme was covered in the Times, the Sun and the Daily Mail.

Debate: Is it too soon to end furlough?
Miatta Fahnbulleh appeared on Channel 4 News to discuss whether it is too soon to end the furlough scheme.

The Universal Credit Cut Is a Pro-Poverty Policy
Sarah Arnold wrote for Tribune about the universal credit cut.

Sir Keir Starmer vows to save Brits £400 a year on energy bills with £6billion home insulation splurge
Chaitanya Kumar was quoted in Sun coverage of Labour backing NEF’s plan to upgrade 19 million homes by 2030. 

Universal Credit cut set to leave millions unable to afford household basics
NEF analysis showing that after the cut to universal credit, 21.4m people will live in households that can’t afford the basics was covered in the Daily Mirror.

The fuel crisis
Chaitanya Kumar was on talkRADIO to discuss how the government should support families through the fuel crisis. 

Furlough crisis looms as 1million Brits still on scheme’ when it ends next week
Alex Chapman was quoted in coverage of the end of furlough in the Daily Mirror.

Campaigners and fishers call for urgent measures to protect seas and communities in the South East
NEF joined Greenpeace and fishers to issue a statement declaring a state of emergency’ in the English Channel and southern North Sea due to industrial fishing pressure. This was covered by ITV and the Daily Express.

2.5 million working households to be impacted by Universal Credit cut and National Insurance Increase 
New NEF analysis showing millions of households will lose £1290 next year from a combination of new government policies was covered in the Daily Mirror and the Sun

Making workers foot the bill for social care and pensions is deeply unfair
Alfie Stirling wrote for the Guardian in response to the government’s announced National Insurance hike.

Funding health and social care fairly
In response to the government’s proposal to raise National Insurance, Miatta spoke to BBC Radio 5 Live about how to fund health and social care more fairly.

Solving the housing crisis
Rose Grayston spoke to GB News about the UK’s housing crisis and the need for more social housing.

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