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Covid-19: UK economy plunges into deepest recession since records began

GDP falls 20.4% – the worst of any G7 nation in the three months to June UK falls into recession – live business update Analysis: a full recovery from the… »

UK coronavirus live: George Eustice urges furloughed workers to pick fruit; death toll rises by 545

Official total now at to 35,341; UK facing ‘severe recession the likes of which we haven’t seen’, says Rishi Sunak Excess deaths in UK reached almost 55,000 in early May,… »

UK coronavirus live: No 10 uses wrong quote to reject Starmer’s claim PM misled MPs about care home advice

Labour leader questions prime minister on excess deaths; chancellor Rishi Sunak warns of ‘significant recession’; death toll now 33,186 Exclusive: real care home death toll ‘double official figure’ UK economy… »

Chancellor extends UK furlough scheme until end of October

Rishi Sunak says programme will run for further four months as coronavirus crisis continues Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage The chancellor has extended the government’s coronavirus… »

UK economy could shrink by 35% with 2m job losses, warns OBR

Unemployment could hit 10% by end of spring with public borrowing rising at fastest rate since WWII Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Britain’s economy could shrink… »

‘Great Lockdown’ to rival Great Depression with 3% hit to global economy, says IMF

Latest World Economic Outlook describes shock of coronavirus pandemic as ‘like no other’ Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage The International Monetary Fund has slashed its forecasts… »

Cabinet reshuffle: Sajid Javid resigns as chancellor and is replaced by Rishi Sunak – live news

Unexpected move comes as Boris Johnson begins much-anticipated reshuffle to his cabinet Sajid Javid resigns as chancellor amid Johnson reshuffle Boris Johnson’s reshuffle: who’s in, who’s out, at a glance… »

Nicola Sturgeon announces tighter household measures as PM says England’s new restrictions ‘likely to remain in force for six months’ Boris Johnson sets out new Covid restrictions at ‘perilous turning… »




A dossier of evidence detailing how the online ad targeting industry profiles Internet users’ intimate characteristics without their knowledge or consent has been published today by the Irish Council for… »