NEF in the news, January 2022

Media coverage of the New Economics Foundation

Feeling the pinch
Our researchers spoke about inflation and the cost of living crisis in the Financial Times (twice), the Independent (twice), the New Statesman, the Guardian, the Daily Express, BBC News, BBC5 Live, and LBC (twice). Our chief exec Miatta Fahnbulleh was also a guest on the Guardian Politics Weekly podcast.

Living standards crisis and the Colston 4
Miatta Fahnbulleh appeared twice on BBC Politics Live, first discussing the living standards crisis and second talking about government deregulation.

The decade the rich won
Miatta also appeared on BBC Two documentary The Decade the Rich Won, which unpicked what has happened to the UK economy since the 2008 financial crisis.

Energy bills crisis
Our research showing that soaring energy bills will hit single parents, pensioners and disabled people hardest was covered by the Times and Yahoo News UK. We also signed a letter, along with 26 other charities, calling for the government to tackle the energy bills crisis.

We know these sanctions don’t work”
Alfie Stirling spoke about government plans for new benefit sanctions on LBC.

What if everyone was on universal credit?
Our research which found that millions of Britons could be missing out on universal credit they are entitled to was covered in the Sun, the Daily Express and the Daily Mirror.

Residents in condemned Druids Heath block say they’re​‘treated like second class citizens’
Druids Heath, a community our organisers are working with in Birmingham, was featured in BirminghamLive.

Making our economy work for people and the planet
Margaret Welsh wrote about our recent Green New Deal pamphlet for Big Issue North.

Changing the conversation on the economy
Sofie Jenkinson wrote for the Institute for Public Policy Research’s Progressive Review.

Airport expansion and climate damage
Our analysis showing that the public will foot a £62bn bill for climate damage from planned airport expansions around the country was covered in the Financial Times, MyLondon, Mid Sussex Times, County Times, the Crawley Observer, West Sussex Gazette, Eastleigh News and New Civil Engineer.

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