UK officially in recession as economy shrinks by 20% April to June

UK officially in recession as economy shrinks by 20% April to June

UK officially in recession as economy shrinks by 20% April to June and is now officially in recession

Economic output measured by GDP was negative for two quarters, which means the UK is officially in recession.

The Covid 19 driven recession has hit the UK harder than any of the major economies apart from Spain.

UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak says recession, the first since 2009, is “unprecedented”.

The number of people in work in the UK fell by 220,000 in the last quarter

Due to the coronavirus lockdown, the number of people recorded as ‘in work’ fell by 220,000 on the quarter, according to the Office for National Statistics.

The numbers of unemployment benefits claimants rose sharply from just over 1 million to 2.7 million in the first six months of this year.

More bad news for UK jobs is on the way with one in three UK employers planning further redundancies, which are up fivefold on last year.

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  13. New planning rules will open up more opportunities to make money in property
  14. You can create a second income during the lockdown…and come out stronger
  15. Learn how to make money from property without deposits, mortgages or cash

Millions of people face a bleak future post-Coronavirus lockdown, as businesses disappear and the job furlough scheme eventually comes to an end. However, life doesn’t have to end because of lockdown! You can join thousands of ordinary people who have increased their income and added streams of new income during this period.

Are you ready to adapt to the new economic model?

As lockdown restrictions around the world are being eased, the economic model has subtly changed forever. How will you adapt to this new way of working and running a business, what obstacles and opportunities lies ahead? Will you be a participant or spectator in this revolution?

By Charles Kelly, Property Investor, Author of Yes, Money Can Buy You Happiness and creator of Money Tips Podcast.

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