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NEF in the news, July

July 9, 2020

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NEF in the news, July
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09 July 2020

The chancellor’s economic statement on the UK’s post-pandemic recovery Miatta Fahnbulleh appeared on BBC News, Sky News, BBC 2 Politics Live and BBC Radio 4 to talk about the mini-Budget and lay out what the government should do to protect and create jobs in its recovery plans. 
A green stimulus for Covid-19NEF’s report on tackling the unemployment crisis with green investment was covered in the Guardian, mentioned in Guardian analysis of the mini-Budget, the Metro Business Briefing and the Sun.
Rishi Sunak to create thousands of ​‘green jobs’ in new £3bn

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Chancellor’s annoucements a step in the right direction but not at scale needed tackle the crisis

July 8, 2020

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Chancellor’s annoucements a step in the right direction but not at scale needed tackle the crisis
NEF responds to the Chancellor’s economic update

08 July 2020

Miatta Fahnbulleh, Chief Executive of the New Economics Foundation said:​“The Government is taking steps in the right direction. There is a new consensus emerging that says we don’t just want to get back to the old normal where we had living standards stagnant for a decade, zero-hours jobs and inequality but we want to build back better.

“To do that Government is going to have to take bold and decisive action. We need a green investment closer to £28bn than to £3bn- almost ten

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National house retrofit programme could save families over £400 per year and create 500,000 jobs

July 7, 2020

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National house retrofit programme could save families over £400 per year and create 500,000 jobs
Four-year programme would create a new National Retrofitting taskforce to oversee investment of over £100 billion to retrofit nearly 9 million homes

07 July 2020

A plan to retrofit 8.7 million homes by 2023/​24 could create over 500,000 new jobs, reduce household carbon emissions by 21% (19.23 MtCO2/​year) by 2023/​24 and cut household bills by an average of £418, according to new research published by the New Economics Foundation (NEF) today. A plan of this scale would constitute the largest infrastructure project the UK has seen ­–

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Unemployment set to be above 2 million by Christmas 2021 without further government action

July 5, 2020

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Unemployment set to be above 2 million by Christmas 2021 without further government action
Investing £28.3 billion in quick-to-deploy green infrastructure projects could create more than 400,000, full-time equivalent jobs by December 2021

06 July 2020

The
level of unemployment is likely to be at least 2.2 million (6.4%) by
December
2021, without further support for the economy, according to new analysis
by the New Economics Foundation (NEF) published today. This would put
the level of unemployment 900,000 higher in 2021 compared with 2019.
The report includes a detailed analysis of the range of possible opportunities in zero-carbon

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NEF in the news, June 2020

June 30, 2020

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NEF in the news, June 2020
Media coverage of the New Economics Foundation

30 June 2020

PM needs a ​“proper plan” protecting public services and tackling inequality and climate changeMiatta went on Sky News to talk about the Build Back Better campaign. 
Just 6% of UK public ​‘want a return to pre-pandemic economy’Polling commissioned by NEF for the launch of Build Back Better showing public support for a fairer economy after Covid-19 was covered in the Guardian, Sky News and the Daily Mirror. 
England’s independence day from lockdownMiatta appeared on the Guardian Politics Weekly podcast to discuss what’s next for the UK economy after

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Government should cover 100% of nursery staff wages to protect the childcare sector from collapse

June 26, 2020

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Government should cover 100% of nursery staff wages to protect the childcare sector from collapse
Government intervention in childcare through national fund could avoid mass redundancies in the struggling sector

26 June 2020

The government should protect the childcare sector during the Covid-19 crisis by covering 100% of nursery staff wages through a Childcare Infrastructure Fund, according to a new report from the New Economics Foundation (NEF). The report finds that without government intervention the childcare sector will face mass redundancies.
The report recommends that the government replace the 30 free hours of childcare

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