Ian Guider: We can’t afford to delay the inevitable on state supports
The extensive pandemic payments were necessary to keep firms afloat, but now we need to look at the new normal – and which businesses might not survive it
In the next few weeks, the government is due to announce plans for how the country will move towards eliminating the remaining Covid-19 restrictions. It won’t quite be the old normality that existed prior to March 2020. As vital as it is for society to return to something approaching the way we lived, it is just as important for the economy.
A raft of data in the past few weeks has shown the extent of ...