The Office for National Statistics (ONS) released a very visual report on the effect of coronavirus on the public purse this week and it offers a fascinating insight into the state of the economy right now. One of the points […]
The government has announced new targeted grants of up to £500 a week for businesses affected by local lockdowns. Businesses can claim grants of up to £1,500 every three weeks (the local lockdown period) and can continue to do so […]
The doom and gloom of many headline statistics is shielding some clear indicators of recovery. It’s important to highlight these – not just because it alleviates everyone’s anxiety – because they give a balanced view of where we are right […]
If you’re keenly watching out for how the UK economy is performing, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has some new measurements that will help. First, there’s the weekly faster indicators report, which contains an assortment of statistics including how […]
Last week, I wrote about how the UK’s GDP had fallen off a cliff but there’s no need to panic just yet because it will rebound quickly once lockdown eases. The first signs of that happening are already being reported […]
According to think tank New Policy Institute, coronavirus lockdown has actually made many people richer, because it drastically cut spending. The cost of leisure activities (sports, holidays, dining out, going to the pub etc) and commuting have all been slashed […]
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