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Coronavirus and the public sector

The coronavirus (COVID-19) is driving major changes in the public sector and dramatically affecting public finances. Find out more about what is happening and how it may affect you.

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Fiscal Insight: Coronavirus and the public finances


Huge economic shock combined with unprecedented fiscal interventions are driving a global and UK fiscal crisis. ICAEW analyses the effect of coronavirus on public finances around the world and on the UK’s public finances in particular.

Permanent damage has been inflicted on the global economy


This report provides an outlook for the global economy in the midst of COVID-19 and is produced with ICAEW's partner Oxford Economics, one of the world’s foremost advisory firms. Their analytical tools provide an unparalleled ability to forecast economic trends.

The economic impact of Covid19

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A look and what ramifications the pandemic will have on the economy.

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What impact has Covid-19 had on public procurement?

Tussell 03-04-2020

Coronavirus sparks record drop in public sector procurement deals. According to a report by Tussell 1,832 new invitations to tender were published – a decrease of 30% on February and a 20% drop on the same period in 2019.


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