Updated: Jul 10, 2020
Government officials are currently drawing up a three-stage 'traffic light' plan which would see some businesses such as DIY stores and garden centres re-open, and some children return to school, as early as week commencing 11 May.
The government have been presented with a report by Sir Jonathan Symonds, GlaxoSmithKline chairman and Tory peer Lord Gadhia. This report indicates which type of businesses could re-open first. This includes estate agents, restaurants and coffee shops, though they'll all need to meet social distancing measures. The report states:
"The initial focus for reopening the economy should be on sectors that have the greatest multiplier effects with minimum risks."
and specifically that:
“The property market is another that has wide multiplier effects."
As and when the time comes to relax lock down, do you think that the property market should be in the first tranche? Let us know what you think at firstname.lastname@example.org