MPs urge government to spell out economic and health impacts of easing lockdown

Treasury select committee says doing so would help businesses and public understand pros and cons

An influential group of MPs has urged the government to spell out the impact its lockdown-easing measures would have on economic growth and the number of coronavirus infections.

Calling for evidence to be published alongside the government’s reopening road map to be announced on 22 February, the Treasury select committee said it would help the public to better understand the implications of restrictions and the costs and benefits of making changes.

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