Sarah Arnold

Senior Economist

Sarah is a researcher with a strong background in quantitative data analysis and econometrics. Her particularly areas of interest are health inequalities and the social determinants of health. She is currently working on several projects to research the role of community action in the health system.

Prior to working for the New Economics Foundation, Sarah was an Economist for the consultancy arm of the think tank. She is an accredited SROI (Social Return on Investment) practitioner and expert in developing social value frameworks and other cost benefit methodologies.

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Councils in Crisis

Local Government austerity 2009/10 - 2024/25

Rent control — your questions answered

We’re busting some common myths about rent control policy

Getting rents under control

How to make London rents affordable

Tackling the productivity puzzle: A higher minimum wage and a 4-day week

The ‘productivity puzzle’ is one of the great enigmas of the UK’s post crisis economy. Could radical demand-side solutions be part of the solution?

Nothing personal

Replacing the personal tax allowance with a Weekly National Allowance

Deprived towns fund is insignificant compared with staggering cuts

Reversing the damage done by austerity will take more than this paltry offer

£3.5bn real terms cuts to unprotected budgets after 2020

Analysis from the New Economics Foundation shows that unprotected budgets will still face cuts after 2020 despite austerity “coming to an end”

Theresa May’s promise to end austerity is empty

NEF projections show squeeze set to continue

Watch: Austerity: it’s not over yet

The government is planning further austerity by stealth

Austerity by stealth?

Options for the Chancellor at the coming spending review

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