Is it really impossible to do an economic analysis of the impact of Covid tiers?

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<p>A cost-benefit analysis traditionally weighs up the costs of a particular policy action with its benefits - yet the Government has resisted doing one for coronavirus restrictions</p>

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he government’s decision to put much of the country into more restrictive Covid tiers after the end of lockdown on 2 December has led to demands for ministers to release a formal economic impact assessment of the policy.

And the Covid Recovery Group – a group of backbench Tory MPs opposed to stringent lockdown restrictions – had called for a full cost-benefit analysis of the three-tier system.

A cost-benefit analysis (CBA) traditionally weighs up the costs of a particular policy action with its benefits.  

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