Uk News The Chancellor must again turn on the taps to protect jobs as we walk the road out of lockdown United Kingdom news
PremierLeague-News.Com - Rishi Sunak’s task in the Budget on 3 March is to prevent or postpone an economic cliff edge for the UK
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! There is zero chance of No 10’s entire lockdown exit plan happening on the exact dates the PM suggests – but that is not the point of the exercise. With a May goal for reopening the economy and a summer target for ending all Covid-19 curbs, Boris Johnson is trying to sell the nation hope. As days lengthen and the weather softens, here are stepping stones out of purgatory.The roll-out of stages is slow, with five weeks between each – a sop to scientists who need a month for policy to take effect. Yet, this plan starts with a big bang: the return of all school pupils in England, an approach likely to increase the R rate of infection by between 10 and 50 per cent, Sage scientists believe.The i newsletter latest news and analysisEmail address is invalidThank you for subscribing!Sorry, there was a problem with your subscription.So despite the UK’s rapid progress on vaccinations, this is a journey fraught with risk.
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. And unless all new variants fizzle out, or can be out- paced by booster jabs, this may not be a “one-way road to freedom”, despite the PM’s optimism. Read More Lockdown roadmap: Boris Johnson announces four stages of easing Covid-19 rules before restrictions end in June The Chancellor must once again turn on the taps to protect jobs and businesses as they face months of further disruption. Rishi Sunak’s task in the Budget on 3 March is to prevent or postpone an economic cliff edge for the UK, where the Treasury’s financial support runs out before the recovery can kick in. Millions of livelihoods rest on it. Furlough and probably the business rates holiday will be extended until June.Monday evening’s news does offer encouragement to tens of millions of people, and the chance to take life off hold and to once again – however cautiously – start making plans for the future.
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