Pandemic causes UK’s biggest slump in economic output for 300 years – BBC News

Pandemic causes UK’s biggest slump in economic output for 300 years – BBC News

The UK has seen the biggest fall in economic output for 300 years, due to the coronavirus pandemic. GDP – the total value of goods and services produced in the UK – fell by 9.9% in 2020.

With lockdown expected to stay in place until the spring, experts say the damage to the economy is continuing.

Reeta Chakrabarti presents BBC News at Ten reporting by economics editor Faisal Islam.

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