- Good for: supermarkets, bitcoin and testing companies
- Better than expected for: some pubs, international travel
- Bad for: retail and office landlords, cinemas and theatres
Boris Johnson’s route to “reclaiming our freedoms” is a blow to many industries which have spent almost a year struggling for survival. On 29 March, the Prime Minister’s ‘stay at home’ rule will be removed meaning people can meet up in socially-distanced groups of six in the park, at open-air sports facilities, or in private gardens.
But pubs, restaurants, holiday lets, theme parks and non-essential retailers will have to wait at least another two weeks before they can open their doors again, meaning they will miss out on the big Easter bank holiday weekend. No doubt supermarkets will enjoy another surge from Britons in a celebratory mood, just as they did over Christmas.