Economic impact as more coronavirus restrictions eased: expert comment from Professor Abhinay Muthoo
With the UK Government further easing coronavirus restrictions this week, Professor Abhinay Muthoo from the Department of Economics discusses the economic impact that the latest measures are likely to make.
As HMRC reports that the tax gap, the difference between the tax owed and what is actually paid, has fallen to the lowest recorded rate, Dr Arun Advani from the Department of Economics comments that there is still work to do on reducing that gap - particularly as the UK leaves the European Union.
Expert comment on Chancellor's Summer Statement: 'Tough choices' still ahead, but now is a good time for green policies
Yesterday, the Chancellor made his Summer Statement, with economic measures announced in a range of areas, including a home insulation scheme as part of an up to £5,000 grant to make homes more energy efficient. Dr Arun Advani, Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics, comments that these measures will need to be paid for in the long run, but now is still a good time to look at green policies.
The UK government has announced that it will support the arts and culture industry - which is suffering heavy losses through the COVID-19 crisis - with a £1.57bn emergency support package. Experts in theatre and culture from the University of Warwick react.
"Macron’s reshuffle, ditching a popular PM, is a gamble indicating how weak he is, how high the stakes are." Professor Ben Clift of PAIS comments on the news that the French Prime Minister has resigned, and explores what this means for President Macron's leadership and re-election chances.