Observatory publishes 4th Edition of Midlands Engine Covid-19 economic impact monitor

Date posted: June 8, 2020
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The Midlands Engine Economic Observatory (Observatory) has today published the 4th Edition of its Covid-19 economic impact monitor.

This is a fortnightly report produced by Observatory partners to draw together data and intelligence on how the Covid-19 pandemic is affecting our region’s economy.

In the latest edition covers:

  • The National Business Impact of Coronavirus Survey demonstrating how trading of our companies across the Midlands has been affected
  • NESTA review of R&D expenditure by region which shows our region performs strongly in terms of the level of private sector investment R&D but is not attracting the equivalent levels of public sector R&D spend versus other regions
  • The impact of schools closures on educational performance (impacting disproportionately on those from deprived households)
  • A breakdown of how resilient local economies are likely to be regarding the impact of Covid 19 by Local Authority area

Download the document here

For previous editions of the Observatory’s fortnightly Covid-19 economic impact monitor, please visit the Observatory’s webpage


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