Prof Jun Du, Dr Oleksandr Shepotylo, Dr Meng Song and Xiaocan Yuan have written an article UK Trade and Prosperity 2020 – Looking Beyond BREXIT and COVID which was released on 8th February 2021 and is the foundation work for the Lloyds Trade Campaign Chapter 2.This is the 2020 year-end report, finalising a series of research outputs from the Lloyds Banking Group Centre for Business Prosperity (LBGCBP) that covered skill challenges, productivity, and prosperity in the UK. The purpose of this report is to review the long-term trend and current state of UK trade and productivity, and sketches a comprehensive overview of how UK trade has evolved during the Brexit transition and the COVID crisis. It offers policy implications on the ways forward and highlights pertinent questions for future research.

Coverage of the report featured in: Cumbria Times, Yorkshire Times, Lancashire Times, Suffolk Wire, Business Money , Business Leader, CCR Magazine, New Business, Business365, London Loves Business, Bdaily, NACFB, London TV,  GI Media, Relocate, Only Strategic, Business Magazine (South East), Modern Investing News, Smart Money Report, Political Investors Daily, Market Screener, BTE News, Investors Business Hour, Birmingham Chamber of Commerce, Cambridge Network, Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce, Glasgow Chamber of Commerce .