Consumer, pay, jobs in The Monday Briefing

Summer quiz


Our summer quiz offers an eclectic test of knowledge, of pandemic-related developments, many in economics and business. The answers and a brief explanation of the factors at work are at the end of the quiz.

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Posted on 02/08/2021

Summer reading list


You may not have been able to get to your preferred holiday haunt this year, but we hope that our summer reading list will offer a distraction wherever you spend your summer break. The eight articles are available free online, although some websites restrict the number of articles that can be accessed without charge each month.

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Posted on 26/07/2021

Commodity supercycle or normal cycle?


Commodity prices have boomed over the last year, boosted by low interest rates and a snap back in global demand. The Goldman Sachs commodity index has risen by 55% from its low and the rally has been broad-based, lifting metals, oil and agricultural commodities.

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Posted on 14/06/2021

Britain’s surprising jobs market


Among the many unusual features of the recession perhaps the most striking is the resilience of jobs market. Unemployment rates have risen, but far less than had been feared based on the experience of recent recessions.

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Posted on 07/06/2021

Public spending, debt and inflation: what’s next?


Join me for our Spring economic update webinar on Tuesday, 30 March, 14:30–15:30 GMT. To register please visit:

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Posted on 15/03/2021

Universal Basic Income - Has its time come?


Join our next fortnightly COVID-19 webinar on Thursday, 11 March, at 13:00 GMT where Ian Stewart and Karen Taylor will give the latest public health and economic updates. Our guest will be Sir Howard Bernstein, strategic advisor, Deloitte and former chief executive of Manchester City Council and former head of Paid Service for the Greater Manchester Combined Authority. Sir Howard will offer his perspective on the challenges and opportunities of the UK government's 'levelling up' agenda and how it might impact economic outlook for the regions and the UK.

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Posted on 08/03/2021

Prospects for 2021


New year, new lockdown, new vaccines. Join our webinar on 14 January at 13:00 GMT where Ian Stewart and Karen Taylor will assess the effect of the new COVID-19 variant and the roll-out of vaccines on public health and the economy in 2021. We will also be joined by Ben Perkins, head of Insight & Marketing, Consumer, Deloitte to provide analysis on the latest consumer market data.
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Posted on 11/01/2021

Is the economic emergency beginning or ending?


Join our next fortnightly COVID-19 webinar on Thursday, 3 December, at 13:00 GMT. We will discuss the impact of COVID-19 on the future of the city and what this means for the high street. Register here:

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Posted on 30/11/2020

The UK’s shrinking migrant workforce


Join our next fortnightly COVID-19 webinar on Thursday, 19 November, at 13:00 GMT. We will examine how the pandemic has affected government, corporate and public focus on climate change. Register here:

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Posted on 16/11/2020

Deloitte Monday Briefing: US elections, UK lockdown


Faced with choosing to write about the US elections or the lockdown in England in this week’s briefing we are doing the obvious thing and covering both.

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Posted on 12/11/2020