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The Covid-19 pandemic is having a profound impact on the UK economy, as well as other economies around the world. Here we consider the scale and nature of the economic shock, and what practical support is neededkey takeaways to help limit the living standards hit to households.


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Economic policy beyond the lockdown

Having weathered the first wave of the coronavirus economic storm, the task now facing the country is how to reopen, revive, and rebuild our economy while the virus remains with us. The Government needs to act as quickly, boldly, and creatively in the recovery phase of the outbreak as it did in the initial rescue phase. Delay or relying on traditional policy levers not tailored to the nature of this crisis risks a widespread failure of firms and a return to persistently high unemployment; either would lead to long-term scarring to our productive potential. In this report we go further...

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Torsten Bell

Chief Executive
T: 0203 372 2960
E: torsten.bell@resolutionfoundation.org

Mike Brewer

Deputy Chief Executive and Chief Economist
T: 0203 372 2907
E: mike.brewer@resolutionfoundation.org
Publications

How to throw good money after good

Budget 2021 and the challenge of delivering a rapid recovery from Covid-19

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While the strength of the economic recovery from Covid-19 will depend on the vaccine rollout and the Government’s ‘road map’ for easing social distancing restrictions, it will also depend on…
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Events

The economic outlook

Speech by the Governor of the Bank of England Andrew Bailey

Live interactive webinar. Register to receive an access link. The Covid-19 pandemic has sparked a truly global economic crisis, affecting families, firms and institutions throughout the world. The UK has…
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Events

On the recovery road

Assessing the Budget and economic outlook

Live interactive webinar. Register to receive an access link. Chancellor Sunak’s first year in office has been marked by a huge economic crisis, and unprecedented policy interventions to support workers…
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Publications

Half-measures

The Chancellor’s options for Universal Credit in the Budget

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The Government has still to decide on whether to continue the £20 per week uplift to Universal Credit (UC) and Working Tax Credit (WTC), due to expire in just 45…
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Long Covid in the labour market

The impact on the labour market of Covid-19 a year into the crisis, and how to secure a strong recovery

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This is the third time we have written a report taking stock of the impact of the virus on the labour market. Nine months on from our first report in…
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Getting ahead on falling behind

Tackling the UK’s building arrears crisis

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This briefing note examines how families have managed their housing costs over the Covid-19 period. Although the Government has done much to support families over the past year (not least…
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On firm ground?

The impact of Covid-19 on firms and what policy makers should do in response

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The coronavirus crisis has had huge repercussions across the economy, and the corporate sector is no exception. This paper analyses how the crisis has affected firms’ finances, puts that in…
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Events

Budgeting for Britain’s economic recovery

The economic outlook for 2021 is highly uncertain. Having started with a renewed lockdown and likely shrinking economy, a stronger than expected vaccine roll-out offers hope for a recovery in…
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