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Week 10 of lockdown: Where next…?

The psychological relaxation of restrictions seems to continue apace with traffic on the roads and beaches full, but the question top of mind this week is where next now… the observations for this week. The volume of internet memes definitely … Continue reading

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May 22 2020: Weekly roundup

The big story at the end of this week was undoubtedly the decision by the UK bank regulator, the FCA, to extend the mortgage payment holiday period out by a further three months to the end of October. This of … Continue reading

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Week 9 of lockdown: Out and about… a little more

It seemed like this last week the world decided enough is enough and we are all ready to get back to normal… restrictions were being lifted and it felt like the lockdown pressure went down somewhat at home and work… … Continue reading

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May 16 2020: Weekly roundup

It feels like there has been less going on this week, maybe it was just the aftermath of the various announcements easing restrictions or just in comparison with previous weeks, but it did feel like there was less happening. Certainly, … Continue reading

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Week 8 of lockdown: Waiting for normal

With some nice weather* have been feeling the need to get out and do stuff this week…. the risk is still there of course, not much has changed, but this is going to get harder in the summer for sure. … Continue reading

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May 8 2020: Weekly roundup

This week was dominated by the economic reality of the lockdown now really starting to be seen. The Bank of England predicting this could be one of the longest slumps for over 300 years. Elsewhere the impact on business services … Continue reading

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Week 7 of lockdown: Getting used to remote working

It is now the start of week 7 and it feels like we are getting used to remote working. It is no longer new, we understand how it works now and feels that some of the more dynamics are starting … Continue reading

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May 1 2020: Weekly roundup

The lockdown appears to be changing in character this week. Certainly, there is some Zoom fatigue, however, it also seems people are starting to increasingly break restrictions too. The monthly total death statistics were out this week. These cut through … Continue reading

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Week 6 of lockdown: getting bored…

Observations from this week Any novelty of being stuck in lockdown is certainly now starting to wear off. An urge to get out and do something is definitely increasing…. nothing has really changed mind you… just more normalised… there is … Continue reading

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April 25, 2020: Weekly roundup

Some of the interesting stories, news and reflections from the week. Little old now, but DWP reporting 10x typical call volume and this was on top of the impacts we already saw in the financial and banking sector too. There … Continue reading

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