NEF in the news, March 2022

Media coverage of the New Economics Foundation

Spring statement response: is that it?
NEF’s response to the statement was covered by Politics Live, BBC News, ITV TonightPeston, Newsnight, Financial Times, Guardian Politics Weekly podcastDaily Express, The Voice, New Statesman, Metro, gal-demStylist, LabourList, PoliticsHome, The Big Issue and openDemocracy.

Sunak’s support to families facing the cost-of-living crisis is woefully inadequate
Miatta gave her view of the spring statement to the Guardian.

What the biggest cost of living rise in decades means for your finances
NEF research with Tom Pollard showing that 1.3 million people eligible for universal credit are missing out on payments worth £7,300 a year was covered in the Independent

The Chancellor’s callousness is costing lives
Chaitanya Kumar responded to the spring statement in the New Statesman. 

Spring Budget: We need to upgrade Britain’s leaky homes to insulate against the energy crisis
Aydin Dikerdem wrote for the Big Issue about the Great Homes Upgrade campaign calls for the chancellor to invest £11.7bn to make homes warmer and greener and slash energy bills. 

Four ways to get help with your bills as millions won’t have cash for some essentials by next month
NEF analysis showing 23 million people will be unable to afford the cost of living by £8,600 was covered in the Sun, Scottish Sun, Daily Star Post, and Business Telegraph.

Eight ways families can really save money as half of children face sacrifices’
NEF analysis showing nearly half (48%) of children will be living in households unable to afford a decent standard of living was covered in Glasgow Evening Times, Kent Live, Coventry Telegraph, Leicester Mercury, Nottingham Post, Bristol Post, Lincolnshire Live, Hull Daily Mail, Essex Live, Coventry Telegraph and Wales Online.

Priority is to cut taxes, says Rishi Sunak before spring statement
Analysis by Alex Chapman showing that just 7% of the benefit of cutting fuel duty would go to the poorest fifth of households was covered in the Guardian

Universal Credit: Millions of Britons missing out on up to £596 a month — can you claim?
NEF research showing 1.3 million people could be missing out on universal credit payments of up to £7,300 a year was covered in the Daily ExpressNewcastle Evening Chronicle and Wales Online.

Inclusive Britain, refugees and Russian sanctions 
Miatta was on Politics Live three times over the last month to respond to the government’s Inclusive Britain report, the need for safe and legal routes for refugees and importance of targeted sanctions that don’t impoverish the Russian people. 

The teachers buying food for pupils and their families
NEF research showing by next month half of all children in the UK could be living in households unable to meet the cost of essentials was covered by BBC News Scotland and the Daily Mail

Campaigners to challenge Bristol Airport expansion in court
Research by Alex Chapman revealing that emission clean up costs from departing flights at the eight airport expansions underway across the UK have more than doubled to £73.6bn was covered in the New Civil Engineer.

Nearly half of children living below acceptable standard’ by April – report
NEF analysis showing 23 million people will be unable to afford the cost of living by £8,600 was covered in the Financial Times, Times, Guardian, Independent, Daily MirrorYorkshire Post, Daily Mail, Evening StandardMorning Star, and regional outlets including Kent Live, Daily Echo, Oxford Mail, Hampshire Chronicle, Wiltshire Times, North Wales Chronicle and North West Evening Mail

Campaigners triumphant as Leeds Bradford Airport expansion plans are halted
A report by Alex Chapman on the economic case for the Leeds Bradford airport expansion was covered in Yorkshire Bylines.

Energy bills crisis
Miatta was on Good Morning Britain discussing the soaring energy bills in the UK and how government should intervene. 

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