In the news, March 2024

Media coverage of the New Economics Foundation

People don’t want tax cuts, they want schools that aren’t falling down
Our analysis of the chancellor’s cut to national insurance and changes to child benefit were covered on Sky News, the Mirror, the Independent, Tribune and the Guardian. We also saw budget coverage in Carbon Brief, Inside Housing and the Big Issue. Ahead of the budget, our chief exec Danny Sriskandarajah appeared on Politics Live.

New project to lead fight against poverty in Black communities
Our Power to Prosper project, in development with Runnymede, was covered in the Voice.

Eurozone inflation drops to lowest in 2 years, spurring talk of ECB rate cut
Sebastian Mang spoke to Euractiv about interest rate hikes in the EU.

Cutting stealth subsidies to banks
Gordon Brown endorsed our policy of tiering central bank reserves to save the Treasury billions, on ITV’s Peston. The policy was also covered in Prospect.

Major political parties stuck playing the fiscal rules
NEF chief exec Danny Sriskandarajah appeared on BBC Radio 4’s Any Questions?

Minister Mel Stride sparks backlash after claiming mental health culture has gone too far’
Tom Pollard spoke to the Big Issue about recent comments about mental health from a government minister.

DWP benefits too low’ to cover basic living costs, government warned: Completely unacceptable’
Tom Pollard spoke to the Big Issue about his appearance at the work and pensions committee and major parties’ plans for benefits reform.

Economists urge Bank of England to step up, not back’ on climate change
A letter, signed by NEF, calling on the Bank of England to align the financial sector with our climate goals, was covered in BusinessGreen.

EU push to make private sector finance key investments is misguided, analysts warn
Sebastian Mang spoke to Euractiv about the importance of public investment for climate action, why green investments curb inflation, and disappointing wage growth in the EU.

Huge London affordable home shake-up could save taxpayers billions, new report finds
Our report on social housing acquisitions was covered in the Mirror.

Is Labour about to prune its plan to boost workers’ rights?
Hannah Peaker spoke to the Guardian about Labour’s new deal for working people.

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