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NEWS

Chancellor is to unveil ‘Winter plan’ to help firms during coronavirus crisis but ‘rejects calls to extend furlough’ as experts issue dire warning that 540,000 hospitality jobs could be at risk

Rishi Sunak will set out plans for another multi-billion-pound business support scheme – but will warn that the Treasury cannot save every job threatened by the Government’s Covid restrictions. The Chancellor cancelled plans for a full-scale Budget in November, with sources saying it was ‘not the time’ for long-term plans – Mail

Lorry drivers will face de facto Brexit border in Kent, Gove confirms – Guardian

Wage subsidy scheme to replace furlough as Rishi Sunak reveals new rescue package – Telegraph

Covid ban on care home visitors risks premature deaths, experts warn – Guardian

Durham University withdraws fresher’s place over ‘abhorrent’ online posts – Guardian

BBC appeals against Grade II listing for Maida Vale studios it wants to sell off as apartments – Times

COMMENT

This isn’t the Boris Johnson that Britain voted for – Stephen Glover, Mail

Having once asked us to shield the NHS, Boris Johnson is now using it to preserve himself – Madeline Grant, Telegraph

The Tories are turning into a big state party – Iain Martin, Times

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