COVID-19: UK’s economic slump to be ‘longer but less severe’

The Bank of England has warned that Britain’s economy could take longer to bounce back than first thought – but won’t be as bad as predicted.

It held interest rates and is predicting unemployment will rise to 7.5% by the end of the year.

But it says the downturn won’t be as severe as many people feared.

Sky News videos are now available in Spanish here/Los video de Sky News están disponibles en español aquí

SUBSCRIBE to our YouTube channel for more videos:

Follow us on Twitter: and

Like us on Facebook:

Follow us on Instagram:

For more content go to and download our apps:



In This Story: COVID-19

Covid-19 is the official WHO name given to the novel coronavirus which broke out in late 2019 and began to spread in the early months of 2020.

Symptoms of coronavirus

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a persistent new cough (non productive, dry)
  • a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
  • shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)

Latest News about Covid-19

Below are stories from around the globe related to the 2020 outbreak of novel Coronavirus – since the WHO gave the Covid-19 naming. Most recent items are posted nearest the top.

5 Recent Items: COVID-19

  • Apple Shows It Can Weather Covid Storm, Forrester’s Ask Says
  • Coronavirus: Alberta health officials provide COVID-19 update as cases spike | LIVE
  • ‘If I Can Get Better Anyone Can Get Better’: Trump On Covid-19 Recovery | NBC News NOW
  • French PM details new restrictions as country heads back into lockdown
  • Biden Blames Trump’s Negligence for 225,000 Covid-19 Deaths in U.S.
  • Leave a Comment