“Instead of firms paying PAYE to the Government, that flow should now be reversed”, the former Business Secretary tells the Commons.
WATCH: “We must now apply further downward pressure on that upward curve.” Johnson’s Coronavirus press conference.
“After schools shut their gates from Friday afternoon, they will remained closed for most pupils… until further notice”
WATCH: Williamson. “After schools shut their gates on Friday afternoon, they will remain closed until further notice.”
“We will not go ahead with assessments or exams, and that we will not be publishing performance tables for this academic year.”
“We will be bringing forward further measures to support workers of all kinds through this crisis”
WATCH: Sunak declares that “we will do whatever it takes.” The Government’s Coronavirus press conference.
“We must act like any war time government, and do whatever it takes to support our economy.”
“For an initial period of 30 days and of course subject to ongoing review,” the Foreign Secretary tells the Commons.
“If you are healthy and you’re not being asked to isolate… then you should still go to work. It’s important this country keeps moving as much as we possibly can.”
WATCH: “Now is the time for everyone to stop non-essential contact with others.” Johnson’s second Coronavirus press conference
“We are asking people to do something that is difficult and disruptive of our lives. The right moment… is to do it when it is most effective.”
SNP MP says: “You don’t want to take a test from someone else who’s much more critical than yourself.”
However, South Korea is not being complacent, says the country’s foreign minister.
“Ministers urgently need to reassure us they have a resourcing plan in place to support NHS staff,” he says.
People over 70 will be urged to stay at home for up to four months, he says. “That is the plan”, but “not yet”.
WATCH: Hunt breaks ranks on the virus. He says evidence suggests that moving swiftly on large-scale social distancing is essential.
“One thing we do have now is evidence of countries that appear to have been strikingly successful in turning back the tide of the virus.”
WATCH: “I must level with you. Families are going to lose loved one before their time.” Johnson’s Coronavirus press conference.
“This is the worst public health crisis for a generation. Some people compare this to seasonal flu. Alas, that is not right.”
“This is the Budget of a Government that gets things done…A Budget that delivers on our promises.”