Impact of Covid-19 on the UK Economy

Pub. Date
01 July, 2020
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The topic for discussion was the impact of Covid-19 on the UK economy. The discussions were centred around the following questions:

• Are there any signs of consumer demand being lower than pre-Covid after lifting lockdown restrictions?

• Are we seeing any scarring to capacity e.g. bankruptcies?

• Have international supply chains been damaged? Are there signs of firms “re-shoring” production?

• How sustainable is the debt businesses have acquired? Are there signs of it weighing on recovery?

• Are any firms or sectors seeing potential expansion or efficiency gains from the pandemic e.g. from automation or government stimulus?