Because I rent, I’m not eligible for a three month break in paying my largest single expenditure, which home owners can take under the UK government’s mortgage holiday plans. I’m a loser, home owners are winners.
My day job was already done remotely and usually from home, so compared to millions of folks in the economy I’m facing very little disruption. I win, a lot of hospitality workers will be losing.
Of course, these are pyrrhic victories. We are all in this together.
The lasting impact of this, I hope, will be a clearer need to ameliorate the system of winners of losers and create a more level playing field.