Thursday 30 April 2020

An economic battleplan

Assessing the design and delivery of Britain’s COVID-19 response

Faced with an unprecedented economic crisis, the Government and the Bank of England have announced an unprecedented package of support measures – from business loans and more generous benefits, to paying the wages of a huge proportion of the private sector workforce. This bold action is costly but necessary – and more will be required in order to deal with the crisis. But the speed of this crisis makes the delivery, not just the design, of these new policies crucial.

How effective has our policy response been in mitigating the effects of the crisis? Is support being delivered effectively, and who is falling between the cracks? What further policy action might be needed to both fight the crisis and support the recovery?

The Resolution Foundation is hosting a live online discussion with the Committee Chair Mel Stride MP and other leading experts to discuss the policy response so far, and what’s to come. Viewers will be able to submit questions to the panel before and during the event.

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