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Prime Minister Boris Johnson

UK economy suffers record 9.9% slump in 2020 after COVID-19 hit
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UK economy suffers record 9.9% slump in 2020 after COVID-19 hit

  • Britain’s coronavirus-ravaged economy slumped by 9.9% in 2020, the biggest annual crash in output in more than 300 years, but it avoided heading back towards recession at the end of last year and looks to be on course for a recovery in 2021.
  • Britain’s economy grew 1.2% in December alone, after a 2.3% fall in output in November when there was a partial lockdown, leaving output 6.3% lower than in February before the start of the pandemic, the Office for National Statistics said.
Published 12 Feb, 2021 03:46pm
English lockdown set to last until at least March, Johnson indicates
World

English lockdown set to last until at least March, Johnson indicates

  • Prime Minister Boris Johnson indicated on Wednesday the COVID-19 lockdown in England would last until March 8 when schools could start to reopen as the government announced new measures to clamp down on travel to and from Britain.
  • On Tuesday, Britain’s COVID-19 death toll surpassed 100,000, the first European state to reach that figure, leading to questions about Johnson’s handling of a crisis that has also battered the economy.
Updated 27 Jan, 2021 10:17pm
Johnson and von der Leyen decide fate of Brexit deal

Johnson and von der Leyen decide fate of Brexit deal

  • "The prime minister will leave no stone unturned in this process, but he is absolutely clear: any agreement must be fair and respect the fundamental position that the UK will be a sovereign nation in three weeks' time," the source said.
Updated 13 Dec, 2020 06:11pm