UK coronavirus live: businesses must pay part of furlough costs from August

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Chancellor Rishi Sunak reveals details of tapering furlough scheme; Nicola Sturgeon urges caution as Scottish lockdown eases; Wales tells residents to ‘stay local’ as new lockdown rules come in

Q.The alert level remains at 4. It’s only at 3 that you can have gradual relaxation of restrictions, but we’re doing that at 4. Does that mean we’re no longer following the science?

Sunak says because we’re meeting the five tests, we can begin to carefully lift restrictions.

Q. How tough a period do the British people need to prepare themselves for, in terms of unemployment?

Sunak says despite this extraordinary intervention to protect as many jobs as possible, they can’t protect every job.

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