Coronavirus: UK child poverty and inequality could worsen says OECD

For next year, the OECD expects an incomplete rebound of 7.6% in the UK, leaving the economy smaller than it was in 2019. Looking at how that breaks down, the figures suggest consumer spending managing to fully reverse this year’s fall. The areas that would remain well below pre-pandemic levels are investment and exports. And unemployment is heading higher according to this survey, to more than 7%. It was below 4% before the pandemic.