Covid bulletin #39: Back into lockdown

Jan 7, 2021 | Sector & policy

This is the thirty-ninth of a series of bulletins produced by ISE to update members on key data and policy on Covid-19. We took a break over the Christmas period and so this bulleting covers the period 17/12/2020-6th January. Sadly, the virus did not take a break over Christmas and so a lot has happened since our last bulletin.

You can access all of the Covid-19 bulletins on ISE insights.

Latest Covid-19 data

Data taken from Wikipedia and from the government’s Covid-19 dashboard.

The UK has now had over 2.7 million identified Covid-19 cases and 82,624 deaths (with Covid on the death certificate). The R rate is estimated to be between 1.1 and 1.3 with the daily infection rate growing by 1%-6%. The number of cases seems to be continuing to climb, which has necessitated the new lockdown.


Covid news




The economy


The labour market

This figure uses data from the Office for National Statistics to set out the proportion of the working population who are unemployed and the proportion of young people who are Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET).


Student recruitment


Changes to working life

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