In the news, July 2023

Media coverage of the New Economics Foundation

Experts explain why British Gas profits soar by 889% while households struggle to pay bills
Jeevun Sandher was quoted in the Independent on why energy bills are still so high.

Ditching two-child limit is a no-brainer. Why doesn’t Labour commit to it?
Tom Pollard was quoted in the Guardian and PoliticsHome on Labour’s failure to commit to ending the two-child limit. 

Record number of families in temporary accommodation 
Alex Diner was on BBC News to talk about why record numbers of families are in temporary accommodation and what the government should do. 

Living In Limbo – The Hidden Housing Crisis
Alex Diner spoke to PoliticsHome about the dire state of temporary accommodation. 

Airport expansion does not boost UK growth or productivity – report
New NEF analysis on the economics of the aviation industry was covered by the Guardian

Michael Gove couldn’t spend £1.9bn to tackle the housing crisis. So here’s 10 things the money could be spent on instead
Alex Diner was quoted in the Big Issue on how the government should be tackling the housing crisis.

Poverty and hardship facing migrant agricultural workers 
Christian Jaccarini was on BBC Radio 4 to talk about the dire conditions migrant agricultural workers face. 

Gatwick submits plans for second runway to double passenger numbers
Alex Chapman responded to Gatwick’s plans for a second runway in the Guardian.

Austerity is about to return to Europe
NEF’s analysis of the cost of European austerity since 2009 was featured in the New Statesman.

How the design of our cities is making the care crisis worse
Tom Pollard was quoted in Open Democracy on the crisis facing nurseries.

The UK housing crisis isn’t just about mortgages – private renters desperately need help too
Alex Diner wrote for the Guardian about the crisis private renters are facing. 

It’s time we made childcare about children, not just about work
Tom Pollard wrote for the Big Issue on why childcare needs to be about more than getting parents back to work.

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