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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
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Uneven steps

Changes in youth unemployment and study since the onset of Covid-19

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In order to reduce the spread of Covid-19, and thereby save lives, large sectors of the UK economy were temporarily shut down during parts of 2020 and 2021. Although unemployment…
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Covid secure?

Older workers during the pandemic

Live interactive webinar. Register to receive access link. The age spread of labour market damage from the Covid-induced economic crisis is distinctly U shaped. The youngest workers have been worst…
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Covid Comparisons

How household finances have been hit across the UK, France and Germany

Live interactive webinar. Register to receive an access link. The Covid-19 pandemic has been a truly global crisis but, while every country has been affected, not all have been affected…
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Migration during the pandemic

Have 1.3 million migrants really left the country?

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 According to the Labour Force Survey (LFS), the number of people living in the UK but born overseas fell by approximately 1 million between the first and third quarters of…
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The 12-month stretch

Where the Government has delivered – and where it has failed – during the Covid-19 crisis

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This note explores the big picture of how policy makers have responded to the pandemic over the past 12 months, taking a step back to explore what they have done,…
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Events

The 12-month stretch

How has Britain coped with a year of Covid-19?

On 23rd March 2020, Prime Minister Boris Johnson ordered the country to ‘stay at home, protect the NHS and save lives’ to tackle the Covid-19 pandemic. Twelve months on and…
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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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The economic outlook

Speech by the Governor of the Bank of England Andrew Bailey

The Covid-19 pandemic has sparked a truly global economic crisis, affecting families, firms and institutions throughout the world. The UK has been hard hit – experiencing the biggest economic contraction…
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