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What effects will Covid-19 have on jobs, social care, cities? A politicians’ symposium

We are all affected by coronavirus, but some people have to decide what to do about it. Here we ask ministers and mayors about the problems they face and the actions they are taking—and we also ask their scrutineers, in committee chairs and on the opposition benches, about which problems they fear could be missed

By Prospect Team   July 2020

The rainbow floral display outside the University College Hospital at Euston Road in London, as the UK continues in lockdown to help curb the spread of the coronavirus. Picture date: Monday April 27, 2020.


Mid-May saw the return of some workers to newly reopened sectors of our economy, as we begin the next phase of our response. Maintaining links between employers and employees makes that return to work possible. The challenge for people not working right now is staying connected to the jobs market. Once engagement slips, people often find themselves drifting away from the world of work, making it harder to get back into the job club. They can suffer a loss of…

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