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Spotlight on COVID: Brexit and the economy

The UK, along with much of the rest of the world, is thought to be heading into the worst recession for decades. It’s been dubbed as the COVID-19 recession or the great shutdown, but what does this actually mean and how will it affect the UK’s future plans post Brexit?

Jonathan Portes, Senior Fellow at The UK in a Changing Europe and Professor in King's Department of Political Economy, discusses the economic impact of COVID-19, how the UK’s migration’s policy will be affected and what advice he would give to the government to ensure minimum disruption to the country.

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Jonathan  Portes

Jonathan Portes

Professor of Economics and Public Policy