News from NEF: green transition, air pollution, and the gender pay gap

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A UK Green New Deal is what post-Brexit Britain needs
A Green New Deal can respond to our politics of exclusion, post-industrial alienation, the housing crisis, and more. Read the pamphlet

London should clear up its air pollution – but it must ensure the right people pay
Becki Winson wrote about London’s new ultra low emission zone for CityMetric.

The fight for shorter working hours
We’re facing a number of crises in our workplace. Reducing working hours is part of the solution, writes Aidan Harper. Read more

Aidan also wrote about how the four-day week could solve Britain’s inequality problem in the Guardian.

Why gender pay inequality is a structural issue    
Alice Martin responds to yesterday’s gender pay gap figures. Read more

Ministers delay signing off first half of spending for HS2 by six months
NEF research showing that HS2 would deepen the regional divide was referenced in the Telegraph.

“You can’t leave people freewheeling at the side of a policy”
David Powell spoke to Wired about the opposition to new environmental policies by London’s black-cab and Uber drivers.

“Jobs typically done by more women than men offer fewer opportunities to band together for more pay”
Alice Martin spoke to BBC News about the persistence of the gender pay gap