Our economy has already been profoundly affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. We are almost certainly suffering one of the steepest recessions in UK history as a result of the unprecedented lockdown imposed to stop the spread of the disease. Yet this may be only the beginning.

There’s talk of a much more profound long-term economic reordering – major shifts in the way we work, in how businesses operate and how we trade with the rest of the world.

Of course it’s impossible to say with any confidence how the UK economy will change as a result of this pandemic. But here The Independent examines some of the ways the future might unfold.