Watch again: Rishi Sunak holds latest Covid-19 briefing

Chancellor Rishi Sunak set out plans for the jobs retention scheme to begin tapering from August, with employers expected to contribute 20 per cent of their staff’s salaries.

He appeared alongside Stephen Powis, the National Medical Director of NHS England, at the daily Downing Street briefing.

This morning, Environment Secretary George Eustice admitted that hospitality and other shuttered sectors would find this the “greatest challenge”.

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