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Abstract:

CEP Covid-19 analysis
A major wave of UK business closures by April 2021? The scale of the problem and what can be done
Peter Lambert and John Van Reenen January 2021
Paper No' CEPCOVID-19-016:
Full Paper (pdf)

Tags: covid-19; productivity; growth; innovation

This report presents an analysis of the financial health of UK businesses, which shows that immediate action is needed to prevent a wave of corporate failure in early April. We cannot delay action. Now is also the moment to consider how we rebuild our economy and society as the welcome vaccination programme rolls out.