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Miatta Fahnbulleh on Question Time on the Autumn Budget

NEF CEO Miatta was on BBC Question Time talking about the Autumn Budget, funding climate action, and Brexit.


NEF CEO, Miatta Fahnbulleh, appeared on BBC Question Time to talk about the Autumn Budget.

She explained that the budget had not done enough to help millions in the UK who are facing a cost of living crisis, that the government is chronically underspending on tackling the climate crisis, and that the Prime Minister still needs to deliver the Brexit he promised.

On the Autumn Budget, Miatta said:

We’re predicting there will be about 23 million people in this country who aren’t earning an income that allows them to afford the basics for a decent quality of life… and the real sting in the tail is: Why cut the tax on bankers which will cost £4 billion, and then leave 3 million (unemployed) to languish?”

On the government’s climate action record, Miatta said:

You need to be investing about £30 billion a year in green investment, in green technology, in order to aid the net zero transition and do it in a way that’s just. At the moment the government is committing about £7.5 billion, which is woefully inadequate.”

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