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Financial Times: Inside the ‘Covid Triangle’: a catastrophe years in the making

Dr Mia Gray, Research Associate at the Centre for Business Research, based at Cambridge Judge Business School, comments on austerity during the pandemic. “Council budgets across the country have taken an enormous hit over a decade of austerity, affecting their ability to function, their ability to have expertise on different issues and, importantly, the provision of a local safety net,” she says. “These different strands got interwoven into the bigger problems around the pandemic. That has a very long-lasting legacy and it is not something that lifts when government restrictions end.” (subs)

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