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Weekly Economics Podcast: How can we make sure everyone has enough to live on?

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Podcasts Weekly Economics Podcast: How can we make sure everyone has enough to live on? Ayeisha Thomas-Smith is joined by NEF CEO Miatta Fahnbulleh and Sonali Joshi, co-founder of Excluded UK By Ayeisha Thomas-Smith 12 March 2021 Last week a video circulated of 800 people queuing for a food bank in Wembley. Volunteers at the London Community Kitchen said that the number was not uncommon. In Rishi Sunak’s recent budget, he announced that the furlough scheme and the temporary £20 increase to universal credit would continue until the autumn. But even with these measures,

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Weekly Economics Podcast: How can we make sure everyone has enough to live on?

Ayeisha Thomas-Smith is joined by NEF CEO Miatta Fahnbulleh and Sonali Joshi, co-founder of Excluded UK


Last week a video circulated of 800 people queuing for a food bank in Wembley. Volunteers at the London Community Kitchen said that the number was not uncommon. In Rishi Sunak’s recent budget, he announced that the furlough scheme and the temporary £20 increase to universal credit would continue until the autumn. But even with these measures, it’s obvious that huge numbers of people in the UK are struggling.

Furlough has held back a wave of unemployment — but what happens when the scheme ends? Will some jobs not come back after the pandemic? And what about the estimated 3 million people who’ve fallen through the cracks of the government’s Covid support?

In this episode Ayeisha is joined by NEF CEO Miatta Fahnbulleh and Sonali Joshi, co-founder of Excluded UK.

  • More on NEF’s work around strengthening our social security system available here
  • Find our more about Excluded UK on their website

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