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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Funding local government with a land value tax

Swapping business rates for land value tax can plug the local authority funding gap.

A radically different social security system

How we can start to rebuild the incomes of the UK’s lowest paid families

Recessions: explained

The recession of a decade ago looms very large in our collective memory. But what actually causes a recession?

Rating Retention

Options for redesigning the the business rates retention system

Updating the local authority funding gap

Local government austerity 2009/10 - 2024/25

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

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