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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

Why social inequality is an accountancy issue


There are risks to businesses of all sizes and sectors when opportunities across society and the economy are unequal – and chartered accountants have a key role to play in managing and mitigating those risks

Governments warned not to unwind SME support too rapidly


The COVID-19 pandemic has taken its toll on SMEs and entrepreneurs around the world, but even though they are weathering the storm thanks to strong government support packages, big challenges remain, according to a new OECD report.

ICAEW technical round-up: June 2021


This month’s top technical stories include more information on the government’s proposed audit and corporate governance reforms, the OTS review on moving tax year end and the relaunching of HMRC’s agent dedicated line.

Back to business as support measures wind down


The swift spread of coronavirus needed an equally rapid response from government, but with business coming back to life it’s time for the economy to stand on its own again, says the Insolvency Service’s Paul Bannister.

Pandemic may continue to mask economic impact of Brexit


ICAEW members have expressed concern that ongoing Brexit issues are being masked by the impact of the coronavirus pandemic and are calling for a more granular understanding of the economic forces at play to help organisations mitigate its effect.

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External resources

Information hubs

COVID-19 UK Economic Update

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

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.

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.

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.

Commentary and analysis

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