Analysis

What do the new coronavirus restrictions mean for the economy?

Does it mean a return to recession? Or just a slower recovery? And what are the implications for unemployment? Ben Chu looks at the evidence 

Tuesday 22 September 2020 19:20 BST
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The number of people working from their offices had begun to creep up this month. That trend will now inevitably be thrown into reverse, with dire consequences for those firms which are built around office workers’ custom.
The number of people working from their offices had begun to creep up this month. That trend will now inevitably be thrown into reverse, with dire consequences for those firms which are built around office workers’ custom. (PA)

Just when we thought we were out…

The UK economy had been recovering from its largest slump on modern record, growing by almost 20 per cent between April and July.  

Some analysts were even talking optimistically of a “V-shaped” recovery, describing a scenario where activity bounces back almost as quickly as it had fallen.

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