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National measures could kill off economic recovery

Oct 15, 2020 - The Daily Telegraph (London)

A "CIRCUIT breaker" lockdown threatens to kill off the UK's fragile recovery in the final quarter and slash £12billion from economic output even if schools and essential workplaces remained open, experts have warned.

Oxford Economics, which forecasts growth of almost 3 per cent between October and December, said restric tions would leave the economy virtually flat as the measure slashes up to 2.5 percentage points off output over the quarter. Martin Beck, the group's lead UK economist, sa...