Covid bulletin #47: The budget looks to the future

Mar 4, 2021 | Sector & policy

This is the 47th of a series of bulletins produced by ISE to update members on key data and policy related to Covid-19. This bulletin covers the period 25th February – 3rd March 2021.

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 4.1 million identified Covid-19 cases and 140,000 deaths (with Covid on the death certificate). The R rate is estimated to be between 0.6 and 0.9 with the daily infection rate shrinking by between 2% and 6%.

The number of cases and the number of death have been falling for seven weeks. The number of new cases is now well below the October average although it is still considerably higher than it was at the end of the summer. The number of deaths has also been dropping for five weeks and is now below the level that it was at in November.


Covid news

Data from the government’s Covid-19 dashboard.




The economy


The labour market


Changing patterns of work


Student recruitment and development

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