In the news, March 2023

Media coverage of the New Economics Foundation

Climate visas could give victims of natural disasters safe route to UK, says thinktank
Alex Chapman as quoted on the green skills gap in the Guardian

UK inflation shock was bad for the Bank of England — and disastrous for families
NEF’s response to a rise in inflation was in the Guardian live blog, City AM, the Huffington post and the Independent.

Households face years-long waits for solar panels, heat pumps and insulation due to retrofitter shortage
Chaitanya Kumar was quoted in the i on the UK workforce’s green skills shortage.

UK’s top airports aim to fly 150mn more passengers a year
Alex Chapman was quoted in the Financial Times on airport expansion.

Budget 2023: No proper plan to kickstart the economy
Miatta Fahnbulleh wrote for the Guardian and was on BBC News, ITV and the Guardian politics podcast; Jeevun Sandher was on BBC News and quoted in the Guardian live blog and the i; Alfie Stirling was on the Prospect Podcast and quoted in the Guardian; Sam Tims was quoted in the i; NEF’s analysis was in the Guardian and the Big Issue.

EU finance ministers agree on broad outline of new deficit rules
Sebastian Mang was quoted in Euractiv on green investment and the EU’s fiscal rules

What would make Jeremy Hunt’s budget a green success?
Chaitanya Kumar was quoted in the New Statesmen on fuel duty ahead of the budget

Banks and insurers may not be sufficiently capitalised’ for future climate-related losses, Bank of England reports
Lukasz Krebel was quoted in City AM on the Bank of England’s report on climate risks.

Three-fifths of private renters unable to afford decent standard of living’ as bills soar
NEF analysis revealing how those huge housing costs were impacting private renters in the cost of living crisis was in the Daily Mirror.

Jeremy Hunt readies placeholder budget that will let a lot of people down
Lukasz Krebel was quoted in City AM on the proposed fuel duty freeze.

Falling house prices may seem like a good thing — but it’s renters who are paying the price
NEF’s proposals on the resocialisation of private housing was in the Guardian.

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