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The government will make it easier for businesses that can stay open “to keep staff on, rather than make them redundant”, Chancellor Rishi Sunak says He says changes to its short-time work scheme will help firms in all Covid tiers
Stopping supermarkets selling non-essential goods during lockdown is about "fairness", Wales' First Minister Mark Drakeford says
"For months, we've urged the chancellor to get ahead of the looming unemployment crisis," says Labour's shadow chancellor Anneliese Dodds "We've had a patchwork of poor ideas pushed out at the last minute"
"I was denounced as somebody that wanted to spend more money than we could possibly afford" Outgoing Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn says the government's coronavirus response proves he was "right" about public spending at the 2019 election @bbclaurak
The most British thing you'll see today happened in Downing Street this morning, and it involved and a thoughtful police officer [tap video to expand]