Anonymous asked in TravelUnited KingdomOther - United Kingdom · 1 month ago

will small businesses survive the second wave of lockdowns in the U.K.? after all this is what this is about isnt it?


 putting small businesses and then middle class people out of work? why?

Update 2:

is the United Kingdom getting ready to do a massive lockdown again? if so, are they going to pay people to stay home again?

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11 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago
    Favourite answer

    UK was doomed when maggie thatcher decimated manufacturing and adopted ronald reagans housing boom and bust

    now the country is dependant on consumerism, trapping current and future rental generations

    a working population on minimum wage and zero hour contracts will have little or no disposable income

    an ageing population that seldom spends cannot sustain a consumer market

    baby boomers and thatcherism has destroyed UK, brexit will be the final straw

    in the end someone has to pay, this time it will be the elderly

    do the maths

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Yes, they will, because they can adapt to on-line business.  It is the large organizations that are going to find it difficult.  There is no room for sentiment in business: somebody either wants your product or service or they don't. That demand will return in time. Take the tin foil hat off your head and look at the reality.

  • Buzz
    Lv 4
    1 month ago

    I think very few of them will cope this time round. 

  • Ludwig
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    It is like 'raking the forests' - cleaning out the brushwood.   All the businesses which were about to go to the wall will just go there a bit quicker.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Very few will survive and lockdowns are a waste of timethey don't solve anything. It's time Boris stopped listening to the mad scientists and used some common sense.

  • It will be disastrous for our economy which is why Boris Johnson is reluctant to order a full lockdown. He is facing the most difficult decision since 1939 when war broke out with Germany so cut the poor guy some slack.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    The key thing will be whether the NHS is overwhelmed. They still have the Nightingale hospitals available so that is unlikely. Most people needing to shield don't work anyway, so business can continue and schools can remain open. They have a better picture of where incidents are happening than before so any restrictions can be targeted. Leisure/hospitality industries will remain vulnerable but there is not much that can be done about them if there are no overseas visitors. Your idea that SMEs are somehow being targeted is a complete nonsense - many small businesses can be flexible about working from home. Big job losses are in the mainstream retail sector, but a lot of that was going to happen anyway.

  • Edwena
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Great Britain, France, Spain are all getting another surge of it.  You can find a covid statistics map and get the numbers and graphs that show what is going on, more or less.  Or what countries lie.  The communist countries either lie or just shoot anyone who is sick.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    If you are incapable of sensible reasoning, it's a waste of time trying to explain.

  • 1 month ago

    Mostly yes they will survive, they are only being told to close by 10PM in some regions, not all over the UK and most of them do close by that time anyway or not much later. It's only bad for nightclubs because people expect them to be open until 2AM and will stop going. No, there isn't going to be another massive lockdown like before.

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