Pre-pandemic research found heightened risk from working under certain conditions such as in isolation away from friends and family; extended or shift-pattern working hours, in dangerous environments, under inadequate supervision or at risk from organisational change (restructure/redundancy)- a list that makes clear what may be driving this Covid related increase in consumption.
Covid 19: Effect on Job Vacancies by Sector
Those in lower-earning jobs offering £15-£25 thousand per annum (less than London Living Wage) are worst affected. Higher paid jobs’ greater likeliness to be conducted from home is partly reflected in the far lower reduction in available positions.
COVID 19: Permanent Changes to Consumer Habits?
Our work, leisure and shopping habits as well as interpersonal relationships have all been subject to seismic shifts in a matter of months. Indeed, what consumers value has changed, so as we enter the inevitably severe economic downturn, retail businesses will have to navigate this transformed
COVID 19 and Universities
Much as other industries including retail, aviation and automotive are making their case to the government for support following the pandemic, Universities UK has similarly petitioned government for a Coronavirus rescue package…
Historical Public Sector Net Borrowing: Post-Covid 19 Forecast
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.’.
Covid 19: How are people are making ends meet?
There is a risk that following the shock of the pandemic and poor economic recovery, deep seated pessimism may set in for the young, who already feel that their lives will be less prosperous than their parents’.