Coronavirus: Latest economic data

The coronavirus outbreak is causing significant disruption to the economy. Official economic data reflecting the initial impact was released in late April and May, but they won’t reflect the full impact of the virus and lockdown on the economy until late May and June. Until then, a range of other sources, such as business surveys and anecdotal information, can also be used to capture the impact of coronavirus on the economy. This briefing collates the economic data that is available into a single page. Read more

[Coronavirus] Opposition Day Debates: Social Cohesion & Community and Financial and Social Emergency Support Package

On 25 March 2020, there will be two topics for the 7th allotted Opposition Day Debate in the House of Commons. The first debate is on the subject of "Social cohesion and community" and the second on "Financial and social emergency support package", both in the context of the Covid-19 outbreak. The House of Commons Library has shared relevant material below. Read more

Coronavirus Bill: Overview

The Coronavirus Bill (Bill 122 of 2019-21) was introduced to the House of Commons on 19 March 2020. The Bill is part of the Government's response to the Covid-19 pandemic and is intended to enable the Government to respond to an emergency situation and manage the effects of a pandemic. Read more

Coronavirus: health and social care key issues and sources

This Commons Library briefing paper provides an overview of key issues facing the NHS and social care services during the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak, and links to official UK and international guidance and data. It also lists other reliable sources of information in the health and social care sector, including comment from organisations representing patients, staff and service providers. First published on 7 April 2020, this briefing paper was last updated on 15 May 2020. Read more

Coronavirus: Support for economies by European and other states

What economic support have governments given to businesses and individuals to tackle the impact of the coronavirus? This paper looks at the policies put in place by the EU, governments in Europe, the US and other developed countries. Read more

Coronavirus: Effect on the economy and public finances

The coronavirus outbreak is impacting the UK economy in a number of different ways: from supply chain disruption to the closure of businesses for public health reasons. This briefing provides an overview of how the virus is affecting the economy, estimates of the impact on GDP, the policy measures introduced to mitigate the impact, and the effect this all has on the public finances. Read more