Will we go back to the high street?

Non-essential retail opens up for the first time today since December 2020. After a year of false dawns, businesses will be hoping that the Government’s unlocking will be permanent this time. But how will the high street perform after 12 months of interruptions and disruption? With restrictions set to ease further in May, don’t be […]

Will the nature of the economic crisis require an unconventional response?

With the Government turning its attention to the recovery, PLMR’s Joseph Smith examines what this might mean in practice. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) recently revealed the economic cost of a full month in lockdown with UK GDP contracting by 20.4% in April. In spite of this, thanks to the Government’s Job Retention Scheme, […]

PLMR Insights: Almost ¾ say foreign nationals should quarantine upon arrival

74% believe foreign nationals entering the UK should quarantine for 14 days, according to a poll commissioned by PLMR. Featuring in the Telegraph, the results provide a snapshot of the public’s view. Just yesterday, the Home Secretary Priti Patel confirmed plans to force UK arrivals to self-isolate for two weeks from the 8th June. With […]

The Treasury’s Dilemma

In an address to the nation on Sunday, the Prime Minister attempted to shed light on how the lockdown might be modified over the coming weeks, unveiling a three-step plan to ease restrictions. Johnson also alluded to the considerable challenge facing the Government in absence of a vaccine – how to restart the economy without […]