The economic impact of Covid-19 on UK engineering enterprise

In recognition of the extraordinary impact of Covid-19 pandemic on UK society, we have created a digital resource that tracks the economic implications on engineering in – as much as possible – ‘real time’.

Drawing from the Office for National Statistics from the Business Impacts of Covid Survey (BICS) and from the Index of Production, the dashboard below presents our analysis as a ‘story’, allowing you to scroll through different interactive graphs on a range of indicators, including:

  • proportion of businesses temporarily closed
  • turnover rates
  • difficulties in exporting and importing
  • job retention scheme and furloughed staff
  • gross Value Added (GVA) compared to the previous year

Using the dropdown menus and sliders, you can customise the data in a way most relevant to you (e.g. by specific time period and industries).

The different time periods available show how the picture has changed over time, and as more data becomes available, we will add different sources, and change the story accordingly.