There is a new caveat that the coronavirus pandemic may have a detrimental effect on the UK economy. The Office of Budget Responsibility, the government’s independent economic watchdog, says that if the blockade lasts 3 months, the economy could shrink by 35% and unemployment could rise to 10%, saying two million people would be out of work. Chancellor Rishi Sunak said the figures were “deeply disturbing”. Huw Edwards presents BBC News in ten reports from political editor Laura Kuenssberg, Faisal Islam.
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