Tuesday 16th March 2021
At least a million people are out of work as a result of COVID-19, whilst a further 4.7 million people are being kept in work by the government’s furlough scheme. So what happens when the scheme ends? Dr Nicola Headlam from business intelligence firm Red Flag Alert, reckons a further 275,000 people will lose their jobs. On today’s podcast she says there’s an urgent need for a strategy beyond the necessary short-termism that’s been driving public policy so far.
Also today, Europe slows down it’s vaccine rollout over concerns of blood clots, Deliveroo set for a UK IPO and are BT workers set to strike? And the important question, are there too many letters in the alphabet. Wich ones could you do witout?