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Remembering Liz Cox

Last week we said goodbye to our colleague and friend, Elizabeth Cox. Liz lost her battle against cancer earlier this month and her funeral last week brought colleagues together to remember her and share stories of the impact she had

Environment & Climate Change

Asian Development Bank: Climate risk country profiles

Supporting adaptation decision making for climate resilient investments: 40 climate risk country profiles for Asian Development Bank developing member countries. We were commissioned by the Asian Development Bank to create summary profiles of climate changes and climate impacts on 40

Labour market analysis

WHO LOST INCOME DURING THE PANDEMIC?

Men working in finance and insurance are the only group whose income during the pandemic didn’t go down. Millions of workers across all sectors of the economy were on furlough. Millions more had their hours cut or lost their jobs.

Affordable housing
Central and local government

THE FUTURE OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING

There is an affordable housing crisis in England: asking prices for homes rose a record amount in February. Almost half of all affordable housing in the UK is provided through section 106 (S106) obligations: requirements that local authorities place on housing developers when they

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LEVELLING UP THE UK

BY MIATTA FAHNBULLEH, EMMET KIBERD, ANDREW PENDLETON Long-standing inequality between and within regions is holding back millions of households and acting as a drag on economic prosperity. The UK government is therefore right to establish levelling up as its primary mission alongside the

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HOW CAN LOCAL PEOPLE TAKE ACTION ON WHAT MATTERS TO THEM?

Building collective control and capacity for action How can local people build control and take action on things that matter to them? Our research shows that there are five main components of collective control: social connectedness; knowledge, understanding, and skills;

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Green economic recovery – Hampshire County Council

Hampshire County Council commissioned NEF Consulting to support them to create a strategy for green economic recovery that: Improves living standards rather than simply targeting GVA growth. Supports the creation of good, secure jobs. Reduces greenhouse gas emissions in the

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How cost effective are social ventures?

December 2019: Unemployment had fallen to its lowest level since 1975.  The gap in the employment rate between disabled and non-disabled people in the UK was at 28.1 per cent. At the same time, UnLtd and NEF Consulting were looking at this issue as part of a new study into the impact of social entrepreneurs.

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ESCAPING GREEN DEPRIVATION

Many people in Britain have no choice but to travel to get safe access to green space. When Boris Johnson rode out across London during lockdown, reportedly cycling seven miles from his home, he drew criticism for not following the spirit

Environment & Climate Change

Why say ‘No’ to Leeds Bradford Airport expansion

Leeds Bradford Airport expansion could see up to £3.1bn leave the local economy. New analysis by NEF Consulting shows that plans for the airport’s expansion also overestimated the number of new jobs by over a third. The proposed Leeds Bradford