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COVID-19: UK industry focus - Where next for government?

Government has been at the forefront of the COVID-19 response and the actions it has taken to protect lives, incomes, jobs and businesses will have reset public expectations of the extent of government responsibility. 

While the outlook may appear bleak from a health and economic perspective, the actions needed to mitigate the impact of the virus and deliver recovery provide an opportunity to make the UK fairer and better positioned for the future.

We have identified 10 changes for government to consider in response to COVID-19 and the existing unfairness which has been amplified by the crisis.  

Government has a window of opportunity to drive through transformation at pace. The public sector has shown what it is capable of. Radical change is now possible in a way it wasn’t pre-crisis. 

“When we look beyond the crisis to the potential for a fairer society and better performing economy, the interventions the Government is having to take now offer a once in a lifetime opportunity to drive major reform.”

How we can help 

This insight is brought to you using the capability of Strategy&, PwC’s global strategy house, alongside our PwC industry experts. Together, we transform organisations by developing actionable strategies that deliver results. 

We are uniquely placed to combine strategy with technical, industry and execution expertise. We embed our strategy capabilities with expert teams across our PwC network, to show you where you need to go, the choices you’ll need to make to get there, and how to get it right. 

The result is an authentic strategy process powerful enough to capture possibility, while pragmatic enough to ensure effective delivery. It’s the strategy that turns vision into reality. It’s strategy, made real.


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Quentin  Cole

Quentin Cole

Head of Industries, PwC United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)7770 303846

Daniel Burke

Daniel Burke

Partner, PwC United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)7764 661609

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