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Five million self-employed in the UK have been hit hard by the pandemic

Blundell, Jack and Machin, Stephen (2020) Five million self-employed in the UK have been hit hard by the pandemic. LSE Covid 19 Blog (01 Jun 2020). Blog Entry.

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The COVID-19 crisis is one of the largest economic shocks that has taken place in living memory. While current official statistics only pick up the very start of the crisis, the Bank of England has warned that unemployment is likely to exceed the heights of the global financial crisis and that GDP could plunge by 14% in 2020, marking the deepest recession for centuries. While the picture looks bleak on aggregate, Jack Blundell and Stephen Machin (LSE) seek to understand the impact on the self-employed, of whom there are now 5 million in the UK, making up 15.3% of the workforce.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
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Additional Information: © 2020 The Authors
Divisions: Centre for Economic Performance
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
H Social Sciences > HJ Public Finance
Date Deposited: 22 Jun 2020 14:09
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2023 10:34

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