Reports and briefings
Green New Deal budget submission 2020: Securing the future
A Green New Deal Group briefing, The Green New Deal: Securing the Future, was sent to the Chancellor ahead of the March 2020 budget, with a letter signed by MPs from all the main opposition parties. As the briefing, written by Green New Deal Group member Richard Murphy sets out, the Green New Deal Group have long argued that it is prudent for government to borrow (by issuing bonds) to invest in the transformation of our infrastructure and businesses while interest rates are low. The briefing shows how such government borrowing could be financed in a way that also creates a safe place for the nation’s pensions and savings, by making simple changes to existing tax incentives
How to Pay for the Green New Deal: A Briefing
Debate in the 2019 election campaign in the UK has focussed on whether spending plans proposed by political parties are affordable. This, as the Green New Deal Group argue, is to fundamentally misunderstand the way that government investment works. What matters is not what government borrows to invest, but what it invests in and how. This new briefing, How to Pay for the Green New Deal, sets out clearly how a transformational Green New Deal can be financed.
The Green New Deal: How to make it happen
This election must deliver a Green New Deal. The challenge is clear. We need a plan ambitious enough to tackle climate breakdown at the scale and speed set out by science. We need a plan to create a fair society that works for everyone and involves us all.
This briefing, produced by the Green New Deal Group, explains how a comprehensive Green New Deal would transform all our lives for the better.
The Green New Deal: A Bill to make it happen
This new report, published by the Green New Deal Group in September 2019 explains how a Green New Deal would work, and the difference it would make to all our lives.
A National Plan for the UK
The purpose of this report is to advance a much-needed debate about how to move the UK out of the counterproductive politics of austerity and into the age of the Green New Deal. This is a matter of utmost urgency. If it isn’t introduced rapidly, we are likely to enter...
£100 billion lost to tax ‘flaws and holes’
Green New Deal Group calls for a ‘Great Tax Parachute’ as alternative to spending cuts, to save the public finances and give the economy a soft landing.
Cuts won't work, but green spending will reduce public debt, create jobs, cut carbon, says Green New Deal Group
Two days ahead of the pre-budget report, and as the UN climate change talks open in Copenhagen – the second report from the author’s of the original Green New Deal says that the Chancellor is likely to miss a historic opportunity to tackle public debt, create thousands of new green jobs and kick-start the transformation to a low-carbon economy.
Brown’s new green spending delays carbon build-up by less than half a day
Government’s new and additional green investment is a mere fraction of the bonuses awarded to the top staff at the failed Royal Bank of Scotland, according to a new report by Green New Deal publisher nef (the new economics foundation).
A Green New Deal
Download the first Green New Deal report The global economy is facing a ‘triple crunch’. It is a combination of a credit-fuelled financial crisis, accelerating climate change and soaring energy prices underpinned by an encroaching peak in oil production. These three...