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32.9 million people aged 16 and over are currently in employment, 113,000 more than a year earlier – but 220,000 fewer than the previous quarter.
Some are more likely than others to have lost their jobs rather than being furloughed and to have struggled financially during lockdown.
History shows that governing parties lose support when jobs are lost. Large increases in unemployment due to coronavirus will make life difficult for Johnson in the months ahead.
Food bank donations surged during the pandemic – But look closely at the data and there is trouble ahead.4 min read
Donations to food banks surged as the coronavirus pandemic raged. But they are on the decline again just as people need more help.
Evidence from South Korea tells a precautionary tale about rushing to end lockdown, without the right public health measures in place.
After Dominic Cummings: The real threat to Boris Johnson’s premiership is the coming economic crisis.5 min read
The Prime Minister is banking on people forgetting about his latest scandal by the time the election rolls around. But a far more serious threat lies ahead.
Being made redundant reduces a person’s life satisfaction by about 20% – and this psychological scarring can even remain after getting another job.