UK coronavirus live: government under pressure to scrap 2m distancing rule in England
Sir Iain Duncan Smith and Damian Green among backbenchers calling for change, saying it is essential for the economy
Centrica, which owns British Gas, has said it will cut 5,000 jobs due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on an already declining business.
Rory Stewart, who called for stronger action on Covid-19 in March, on #r4today now saying the Government & scientists opted to allow the virus to spread, aiming for ‘herd immunity’ – which Sir Patrick Vallance said at the time but Govt denies it now. pic.twitter.com/Z20yOKAnXi