One of the winning essays from the Economic Futures Essay Competition Covid-19: Will the economic impact on women set gender equality back decades? written by Leanne Wilson of Glasgow Caledonian University.
GDP estimates for Scotland published this week show that the Scottish economy grew by 6.8% in July compared to June. The number of furloughed workers has fallen significantly between July and August in Scotland and the rest of the UK as the Job Retention Scheme started to be wound down. Accommodation & food services and arts, entertainment, and recreation continue to be the sectors which have been most negatively impacted.