The turn of the year brought a rapid reduction in NEETs relative to general unemployment. Higher education has had a significant impact on this figure. Whilst employment in 16-24 year olds seems to play a part, a broader assessment presents concerning conclusions.
13.5% of all UK businesses have temporarily closed or paused trading, during the lockdown, with 86.4% of workers in these businesses on furlough.
Despite the unprecedented and, as yet, incalculable, cost of government measures, the OBR have stated that ‘we can be confident that the cost of inaction would ultimately have been much higher.’.
The combined hit to both demand and supply sides means that the COVID 19 recession will be a departure from the those seen in the 1930s and 2008: inflation is indeed likely. The risk is that the recovery may cause
Researchers from Imperial College London predicting that ‘transmission will quickly rebound if interventions are relaxed.’. If this causes reintroduction of measures, then a double-dip recession looms. Indeed, should the spread of the virus maintain this pace, a sustained decline is
On Wednesday the US Senate passed the Coronavirus Stimulus bill, with little time for scrutiny. This is perhaps unsurprising, given the scale and urgency of the health, social and economic crisis gripping the United States. Importantly for the current administration, it appears to be unprecedented yet decisive action, the kind of presidential behaviour needed if Trump is to win a second term in office.