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Boris Johnson puts finishing touches to 10-day £1,500 hotel quarantine scheme

Daniel Martin, David Churchill

Boris Johnson puts finishing touches to 10-day £1,500 hotel quarantine scheme

Economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United Kingdom
IMF World Economic Outlook January 2021 Real GDP growth rate (map).svg
Map showing real GDP growth rates in 2020, as projected by the IMF.
DateMarch 2020 – present
TypeGlobal recession
CauseCOVID-19 pandemic-induced market instability and lockdown
Outcome
  • Sharp rise in unemployment
  • Stress on supply chains
  • Decrease in government income
  • Collapse of the tourism industry
  • Collapse of the hospitality industry
  • Reduced consumer activity

The economic impact of the global COVID-19 pandemic on the United Kingdom has been largely disruptive. It has adversely affected travel, financial markets, employment, a number of industries, and shipping.