In the news, May 2024

Media coverage of the New Economics Foundation

Calls from across political divide to curb stealth subsidy for lenders
Our work calling for a tiered reserves policy at the Bank of England was covered by the Times and Bloomberg.

Economists agree we need investment”
NEF chief executive Danny Sriskandarajah appeared on BBC Newsnight talk about the state of the UK economy. He also TalkTV about the challenges facing a future government. Hannah Peaker spoke to Times Radio about inflation and interest rates. NEF’s polling on inflation with the Stop the Squeeze coalition was covered by HuffPost (twice).

Coalition urges ECB to strengthen its climate commitments
Green Central Banking covered our open letter, alongside other organisations, to the European Central Bank.

Losing altitude: Study reveals business flights down nearly four million on pre-pandemic levels
Our analysis showing the decline in businesses flights was covered by the Guardian, BusinessGreen, and CityAM.

Union urges Labour not to ban new North Sea licences without plan for jobs
Chaitanya Kumar spoke to the Guardian (twice) about Labour’s plans to ban new oil and gas licenses in the North Sea.

More than four in 10 council homes sold under Right to Buy now owned by private landlords
Our report on the impact of right to buy was covered by The Mirror, the Guardian, the Big Issue and Inside Housing.

UK plans to squeeze disability benefits in bid to cut soaring welfare bill
Tom Pollard the Big Issue about our broken social security system. Molly-May Smith also spoke to the Big Issue and Sam Tims spoke to LBC.

Europe can’t afford another austerity crisis
Our work showing the flaws in the EU’s new fiscal rules was covered by Parliament Magazine

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