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Economic data on coronavirus

The spread of COVID-19 has already disrupted the economy in China and beyond. This page collects together ICAEW insights and externally-produced resources giving economic indicators and analysis on the financial impact of the coronavirus.

ICAEW insights

Chart of the week: Ireland Budget 2021


20 November 2020: The #icaewchartoftheweek takes a look at the Irish Government’s fiscal plans for 2021 and how it plans to tackle the twin headwinds of COVID and Brexit.

Chart of the week: UK claimant count


13 November 2020: The claimant count soared at the start of the pandemic but levelled off since then. Will a wave of redundancies see it climb again over the winter?

Greece: orchestrating a green recovery


10 November 2020: COVID is the latest knock in a 10-year recession for Greece. Is it really viable for sustainability to form part of its recovery? Marios Psaltis, Managing Partner of PwC in Greece, believes it’s not only possible but essential.

Chart of the week: UK electricity projections


6 November 2020: Renewables, imports and nuclear are expected to provide around 85% of UK electricity generation by 2040, but will that be good enough to achieve carbon neutrality a decade later in 2050?

Chart of the week: US federal deficit


30 October 2020: The US federal government spent $3.1tn more than it received in the year to 30 September 2020, more than three times the $1.0tn deficit incurred in 2019.

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External resources

Information hubs

Coronavirus Business Impact Tracker

Weekly survey conducted by the British Chambers of Commerce tracking business response to the government's measures and changes to business's working practices. It gives figures on levels of staff furloughing, cash reserves, take up of the Bounce Back Loan Scheme, reaction to government guidance, and ability to implement guidance.

Coronavirus and the economic impacts on the UK

Fortnightly statistical bulletin from the ONS showing how businesses in the UK have been affected by Coronavirus in terms of turnover, workforce, prices, trade and business resilience. Indicators are based on responses from the ONS voluntary business survey into the impact of Coronavirus.

Eurostat COVID-19: Economy

Hub produced by Eurostat collecting together statistics on the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic across Europe. It includes the latest releases, analysis, data visualisations and data sets tracking key indicators.

COVID-19 UK Economic Update

Weekly briefing from PwC presenting key economic data plus illustrative scenarios and analysis of the impact on industry sectors.

Deloitte COVID-19 webinars: Updates and practical steps

A series of weekly webinars hosted by Deloitte's Chief Economist discussing the impacts of COVID-19 on the UK and global economy, challenges faced by organisations, how businesses are responding and government initiatives.

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