Covid bulletin #16

Jul 9, 2020 | Sector & policy

This is the sixteenth of a series of bulletins produced by ISE to update members on key data and policy on Covid-19. This bulletin just covers the period 02/07/2020-08/07/2020. 

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


The week in Covid-19

Data taken from Wikipedia and from the government’s Number of coronavirus (Covid-19) cases and risk in the UK webpage. 

The UK currently has reported a total of 286,979 cases and 44,517 deaths. The following chart shows how the seven-day average has changed since last week. 

Ending lockdown

  • The Prime Minister warned people not to overdo it before the country opened up at the weekend. 
  • Despite aspirations to move out of lockdown a number of coronavirus hotspots have been identified which may face local lockdowns. 


Politics and policy






The student labour market


Employer insights

The following insights are based on ISE’s interactions with employers during the period covered by this briefing.

  • Hiring numbers. Some firms are reducing hiring numbers for next year. 
  • Applications. The volume of applications per vacancy is rising rapidly.
  • Induction and new starters. Some firms are delaying new starters by up to six months others are planning to induct new staff virtually. 
  • Training and development. Some firms are planning to delay training and development for new hires this year.
  • International secondments. Most firms are delaying international secondments. 
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