Coronavirus: Business re-opening

This Commons Library Briefing Paper discusses business closure and re-opening across the UK. It considered which businesses were required to close under the four lockdown regulations and how each of the four nations are lifting these regulations. As well as looking at which businesses can re-open it outlines the steps that they must take to do so safely.…

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Eat Out to Help Out Scheme

The Eat Out to Help Out Scheme is one of the Government’s economic recovery measures to support businesses reopening following the COVID-19 lockdown. The Scheme aims to help protect jobs in the hospitality sector by encouraging consumers to eat out. Questions have been raised about whether the Scheme was introduced before it was clear whether consumer demand was a factor limiting business recovery. …

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Coronavirus: Economic impact

The coronavirus outbreak has impacted the UK economy in a number of different ways. The magnitude of the recession caused by the virus is unprecedented in modern times. While a recovery is underway, there is uncertainty over how fast economic activity will regain lost ground. This briefing examines the economic impact of the crisis to date and outlines the key issues for the outlook. It summarises policy measures introduced to mitigate the economic effects of Covid-19 and details the impact on the public finances.…

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