How Britain can recover from a record economic drop, & London Fashion Week goes digital

Britain’s crippled lockdown economy smashed all records in April when the nation’s output plummeted by more than a fifth. The remarkable 20.4 per cent dive in GDP — even deeper than most City forecasts — came in the month when Boris Johnson’s strict “stay at home” order was in force for all 30 days. But our consumer business editor Jonathan Prynn tells us there is some hope for a recovery as the number of covid cases in the country starts to fall. 


And, the Chief Executive of the British Fashion Council tells our digital fashion and beauty editor Chloe Street how London Fashion week is transforming itself into an online event because of the pandemic. How hard has the industry been hit by covid-19, and what's happening to help?


 

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