35 YEARS TO REPAY COVID DEBT: British taxpayers believe 18-30s are set to take on the biggest burden
The cost of the coronavirus pandemic.
The Office for Budget responsibility said government spending is set to hit £355bn. Meanwhile, research by Progeny suggests Brits believe it could take up to 35 years to pay off the debt incurred by the coronavirus pandemic - with young people believed to be hit the hardest.
Whatever the solution, getting people back into work can only be a good thing - the Current rate of unemployment - according to the ONS from November to January, sits at 5%, that’s roughly 1.7 million people out of work - and as economist Steve McCabe explains, the figures are stark.
The Princes Trust have cited a total of £7bn loss income for those aged 18-30 due to the pandemic, with many who’d otherwise be working in the hospitality or retail sector, unable to do so...
So what is the solution?
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