Friday October 23, 2020

Budget 2021: How deep and how long?

Recent reports have highlighted disparities across different sectors of the economy. Are new measures enough to sustain those feeling the greatest impact?

17th October, 2020
As the island comes together to implement measures in a more coordinated way, the implications are that for the foreseeable future, rolling restrictions of varying severity will be the new normal

While the practice of telegraphing the major measures of a budget has been commonplace for many years now, the extent to which the tactic has been employed this year attests to just how far we are into uncharted waters.

Any one of the major elements of the current situation would have been sufficient for headline news before. The government made up of the old foes, with a more powerful Green contingent than ever before; a...

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