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this is bbc news. i'm simon mccoy. the headlines... the chancellor rishi sunak has thrown a lifeline to the uk economy, unveiling a raft of measures to get the country moving after a prolonged coronavirus lockdown. people need to know that although hardship lies ahead, no one will be left without hope. businesses will receive a £1,000 jobs retention bonus for every furloughed employee they bring back to work and keep on the books. the chancellor confirmed a new £2 billion kick start scheme to create morejobs for young billion kick start scheme to create more jobs for young people. billion kick start scheme to create morejobs for young people. and stamp duty will be temporarily cut in england and northern ireland for properties costing less than
£500,000. vat is cut on food, accommodation and attractions from 20% to 5%. labour, though, say more could have been done. anneliese dodds criticising the plans. this is bbc news — i‘m simon mccoy. the headlines at 3: today, britain should have had a the chancellor rishi sunak back to work budget but instead we unveils a raft of measures to get the country moving after the coronavirus lockdown, got this summer statement with many with the focus on jobs, of the big decisions put off until home—buyers and eating out. businesses will receive later. a £1,000 jobs retention bonus for every furloughed worker they keep in theirjob after october. people need to know that although hardship lies ahead, no one will be left without hope. he confirmed a new £2 billion kick—start scheme to create more jobs for young people. hello, good afternoon. the stamp duty will be temporarily cut chancellor rishi sunak has announced a package of measures to boost the in england and northern ireland — for properties costing less than £500,000. vat is cut on food, accommodation uk economy. they include schemes to
protect british jobs, home—buyers and attractions — from 20% to 5%. and livelihoods hit hard by the coronavirus lockdown. in the past hour, the chancellor has said the what he called eat out to help 0ut government will pay businesses a vouchers will give diners 50% off their meals out — £1000 job retention bonus, that is with conditions — for august. but labour says the chancellor has for each furloughed person who has been brought back an employer "put off big decisions". through to january. acknowledging today, britain should have had that young people are those who have a back to work budget but instead we got this summer statement, been working on the hardest—hit with many of the big decisions sectors of the economy, the put off until later. chancellor announced planned for a £2 billion kick—start scheme to create thousands of placements for 16 to 24—year—olds. he also announced a stamp duty holiday on the first £500,000 of all property sales in england and northern ireland. suspension is to start immediately and will run until the end of march next year. the chancellor has also unveiled a £2 billion green homes ground to make homes more energy efficient. there will be a temporary vat cut from 20% hello, good afternoon. the chancellor rishi sunak has announced a package of measures to boost the to 5%, that will be applied to food, uk economy. they include schemes to accommodation done to attractions
from next wednesday until the middle protect british jobs, of january. and everyone uk economy. they include schemes to protect britishjobs, home uk economy. they include schemes to protect british jobs, home and livelihoods hit hard by coronavirus. from next wednesday until the middle ofjanuary. and everyone will get 50% off meals in participating earlier, the chancellor said the government will pay businesses a restau ra nts 50% off meals in participating restaurants through august. rishi £1000 job retention bonus for each furloughed person brought back an sunak says at the eat 0ut restaurants through august. rishi sunak says at the eat out to help employer through to january. 0ut scheme will go up to £10 per acknowledging that young people are head for adults and children and those who have been working on the will apply monday to wednesday. hardest—hit sectors of the economy, the chancellor announced plans for a let's speak to our chief political £2 billion kick—start scheme to correspondent vicki young. create thousands ofjob placements there she is in the lobby. 0ne the 16 to 24—year—olds. he also there she is in the lobby. one of those rare moments where it's all announced that stamp duty holiday on about just chucking those rare moments where it's all aboutjust chucking the money out. the first £500,000 of all property yes, it is. a lot has already been sales in england and northern checked out, let's face it. a ireland. the suspension is to start massive economic intervention that immediately and will run until the end we have previously had things like of march next year. the chancellor has also unveiled a £2 billion green thejob retention we have previously had things like the job retention scheme, we have previously had things like thejob retention scheme, trying we have previously had things like the job retention scheme, trying to make sure during this time where huge parts of the economy were homes energy tax, which will make closed down that people kept their homes energy tax, which will make jobs. but they know in the treasury homes more energy—efficient. temporary vat cut from 20% to 5% that more is needed. what they are desperate to avoid is the spectre of will be applied to food, accommodation and attractions from next wednesday until the middle of mass unemployment. they know is that january and everyone will get 50% scheme starts to one down, there are
off meals and participating the possibility many businesses realise they cannot keep their staff restau ra nts off meals and participating restaurants through august. rishi on. so what they have come up with sunak says the eat 0ut is another package. 0verall, it's restaurants through august. rishi sunak says the eat out to help 0ut scheme will go up to £10 per head for adults and children and apply potentially worth another £30 monday to wednesday. billion and it is all aimed at trying to keep people in theirjobs 0ur political correspondent jonathan blake has the details. and trying to keep businesses afloat. so they have come up with a a wet day in westminster for the plan to try and make sure that staff chance of a‘s summer statement. a big moment marking the next phase of are kept on, brought back from the government‘s attempts to soften furlough and are trying to the government‘s attempts to soften incentivise employers to do that. the economic blow caused by this is what rishi sunak had to say. coronavirus. his focus now — jobs. today, we are introducing a new after paying the wages are millions policy to reward and incentivise of taxpayers money, creating new employers who successfully bring work and making sure too many don‘t furloughed staff back. a newjobs retention bonus. if you are an end up unemployed. chancellor of the exchequer. you want hardship laid employer and you bring someone back ahead and confirmed the job retention scheme would end in who was furloughed and you continuously employ them through to 0ctober retention scheme would end in october but offered employers an january, we will pay you a £1000 incentive to keep workers on.“ october but offered employers an incentive to keep workers on. if you are an employer and you bring bonus per employee. it is vital that someone back who was furloughed and people aren't returning just for the you continuously employ them through sake of it, they need to be doing
to january, we will pay you £1000 decent work. so for businesses to get this bonus, the employee must be bonus per employee. paid at least £520 on average in also, as expected, a £2 billion scheme to create newjobs for young each month from november to january, people. the equivalent of the lower earnings we cannot lose this generation, so limit in national insurance. the today, i am announcing the house should understand the significance of this policy. we will kick—start scheme. a new programme to give hundreds of thousands of pay the bonus for all furloughed young people in every region and nation of britain the best possible employees. so, if employers bring chance of getting on and getting a back all 9 million people who have job. they kick—start scheme will been furloughed, this would be a £9 directly pay employers to create new jobs for any 16 24—year—old at risk billion policy to retain people in work. of course, not many people of long—term unemployment. expect all 9 million people to be the chancellor announced the stamp able to go back to their work. there duty threshold will rise to £500,000 isa able to go back to their work. there is a real emphasis on young people. on all homes bought in england and northern ireland between and march. they will be disproportionately hit by what is coming, according to the chancellor. he says he is very vat for the tourism and hospitality mindful of those between the ages of sectors will be cut to 5% and a 16 and 24. they have announced so scheme will offer a discount on called kick—start project to eating out in august. rishi sunak said economic recovery was a test encourage employers to take on for the nation.
people and the vast majority of for me, this has neverjust been a their wages will be subsidised by their wages will be subsidised by the government. the chancellor question of economics spat of saying it would be irresponsible to continue the furlough scheme values. i believe in the nobility of work. i believe in the inspiring indefinitely so it will be much more targeted than that. they are worried power of opportunity. i believe in about particular sectors, the the british people‘s fortitude and hospitality sector for example, and there were some help for them as endurance. and it is that value, well. first, at the moment, vat on endurance. and it is that value, endurance more than any other, we need to embody now. labour said the hospitality and tourism is charged government was yet to meet the scale at 20%. so i have decided for the of the economic challenge, made worse by its own handling of the next six months to cut that on food, coronavirus pandemic. as we've seen, throughout this accommodation and attractions. eat crisis, the failure to match soaring in or hot takeaway food from restaurants, cafe some pubs, rhetoric with meaningful action has accommodation in hotels, bed and consequences for people across our breakfast, camp sites and caravan country. despite all its talk, the sites, attractions like cinemas, theme parks and zoos, all these are government has failed to create a more will see vat reduced from next fully functioning test, track and isolate system. this has damaged wednesday until january the more will see vat reduced from next wednesday untiljanuary the 12th public confidence and in turn, harms from 20% to 5%. so, measures there consumer demand. the snp urged the to try and help the hospitality and chancellor to extend support for tourism trade and in the same vein,
certain sectors. we have looked at he really wants to encourage people to get out there and to spend money the ambitious stimulus packages and urge the chancellor to look at a because it's all very well pubs, package of investment, no less than restau ra nts a nd cafe because it's all very well pubs, restaurants and cafe is opening their doors, they need customers to £50 billion of new money, equating go through those doors and to spend money. so a bit of a giveaway there, 496 £50 billion of new money, equating 4% of uk gdp, the equivalent investment being made by germany. too. i can announce today that for this would allow for the level of investment needed to secure jobs not the month of august we will give just now but for the future because we know brexit is coming over the everyone in the country and eat out horizon. for others, there were to help out to scam. meals eaten at significant emissions. horizon. for others, there were significant emissionslj horizon. for others, there were significant emissions. i was absolutely nothing serious but the any participating business monday to self employed ? mr wednesday will be 50% of, up to a absolutely nothing serious but the self employed? mr speaker, with unemployment rocketing, perhaps up to three million and with a climate maximum discount of £10 for emergency already hitting us, why is everyone , maximum discount of £10 for everyone, including children. —— eat the chancellor‘s ambition for a 0ut everyone, including children. —— eat out to help 0ut scheme. businesses green recovery so small? will need to register and can do so the government‘s focus is shifting through a simple website open from from propping up the economy and next monday. each week in august, keeping people in work to attempting businesses can then claim the money to create new jobs back with the funds in their bank keeping people in work to attempting to create newjobs in new and emerging areas. but with the support account within five working days. announced for employers to keep 1.8 million people work in this people on who might otherwise have been let go, there is real concern industry. they need our support. and
in government about potentially high levels of unemployment to come. with this measure, we can all eat out to help out. rishi sunak has overseen economic intervention no conservative chance apart from that, there was more talk i would normally entertain. but the true cost of this crisis and the and more help on apprenticeships, on effectiveness of his actions may not retraining, £1 billion more for be known for some time. universal credit to help people who are not able to get back into work let‘s speak to our chief political or into full—time work. but a lot of correspondent vicki young. this, according to the treasury, their real concern is a lot of this it is all about jobs? it is. a cute is about confidence. it's about people having the confidence to go intervention by rishi sunak with the back out to normal life. of course, furlough scheme and others. today, some are doing that but many are not. there is still a lot of up furlough scheme and others. today, up to another £30 billion but very trepidation there and it's very hard much aimed at not trying to just to encourage people to do that. what protect jobs, that is was the response from labour? they much aimed at not trying to just protectjobs, that is what the job retention scheme is all about, but said they did support some of this it is trying to encourage employers but they think the government should who might still be having a very have gone further. today, britain should have had a difficult time, to bring those people back and to keep them in work back to work budget. but instead, we and if they do that, then they will get a bonus. but i think the problem got theirsummer back to work budget. but instead, we got their summer statement, with many of the big decisions put off is, they also know that even this, until later. another huge package, is not going
of course, in many ways, this is the to necessarily be enough to stop some people losing theirjobs. they easy pa rt of course, in many ways, this is the easy part for the chancellor. he is have said they cannot save every singlejob. what they continuing to give money away and he have said they cannot save every single job. what they are trying to is not under that much pressure at avoid its mass unemployment. they the moment to try and explain how he are trying to potentially help young is going to pay for it eventually people who will be forced up that will come. he has disproportionately affected by talked about the budget in the closures and problems in the autumn. but he is not ruling out hospitality industry, and so the more help be needed in the future. idea is to have read training, apprenticeships to try and encourage vicki young, thank you very much. employers to take them on because vicki young, thank you very much. they fear that unemployment at the vicki young, thank you very much. vicki young in westminster. we can speak to andy verity who joins me beginning of your career can be a now here in the studio. a lot of blight on that career for a very, very long time. so yes, they focus money it's costing, what has caught your eye? well, some of the measures very long time. so yes, they focus very much onjobs very long time. so yes, they focus very much on jobs and very long time. so yes, they focus very much onjobs and hoping are extraordinary. the fact that very long time. so yes, they focus very much on jobs and hoping that government is paying us to go out people can retrain and switch to for a meal with the family up to £40 other industries. when you are in for a penny and for billions and perfamily per for a meal with the family up to £40 per family per meal for a meal with the family up to £40 perfamily per meal in for a meal with the family up to £40 per family per meal in august, that will cost about half £1 billion. £4 billions of pounds, the criticism is the furlough scheme, which has been broadly welcomed since it was billion to cut vat on hospitality and tourism. accommodation and introduced, should run for longer attractions from 20% to 5%. and look but the chancellor said no, we can‘t do that? he said it would be attractions from 20% to 5%. and look at thejob retention bonus. that irresponsible to do that. i think the point being that you are just total cost is about £9 billion. going to delay the inevitable in some cases. there are some businesses that are simply not going
you've got other measures, such as to be viable and so he is accepting the kick—start, sorry, the cuts on that, accepting somejobs to be viable and so he is accepting that, accepting some jobs can‘t be saved and then looking to what you hospitality and tourism is next up, thatis hospitality and tourism is next up, that is a 5% is what they will be can do to help people to retrain and charging, down from 20% at a cost of to move to other areas. so, yes, £4 billion. the kick starts scheme he‘s giving a lot of help but not extending it that much. it will be to pay the wages of young people much more targeted. that is what you newly ta ke n to pay the wages of young people can see, for example, with the vat newly ta ken u nwell to pay the wages of young people newly ta ken unwell will to pay the wages of young people newly ta ken u nwell will cost to pay the wages of young people newly ta ken unwell will cost £2 billion. then you have a green energy efficiency scheme, the move, it‘s not an across—the—board government paying for your lagging vat cut, that would be or two thirds of the cuts, £3 extraordinarily expensive. it‘s billion. then the suspension of putting it into the areas, hospitality and tourism, who are stamp duty, £1.3 billion. that all particularly suffering. so it is much more targeted approach but they adds up to about 30 billion are still saying in the treasury altogether, but compared that what that they will do more if it is we are already spending, the job required. in the small print, a lot of documents coming out in the last retention scheme is projected to hour, they are talking about my cost £60 billion. then if you look health potentially for the longer at the expected deficit, the amount term unemployed. this isn‘t the end the government will have to borrow of it, there is a question of how it to plug the gap between its income is going to be paid for. if you and its spending, that is a massive conservatives have raised that today, saying does the chance i have plans to make sure he will £320 billion, perhaps even more than eventually look at how he is going that. so obviously, the questions to balance the books again pressed matt he says he will start to look for the future are, where does the
at that in the autumn. we will have money come from? how do we pay that at that in the autumn. we will have a budget and the spending review so deficit down? we are now borrowing all that is to come and that will be more as a country, the total net all that is to come and that will be debt is more than the value of our a much more difficult day than today economy for the first time since the for the chancellor. the headline grabbers would appear to be the early 1960s. and there are all these stamp duty announcement, also the difficulties to be overcome. there is also a question of whether there eat 0ut stamp duty announcement, also the eat out to help 0ut regime, which is, even though it seems like a big some are saying is a bit of a package of measures, is on a big enough scale to counter the economic gimmick. we have been trying to ask contraction we have been through. questions about how exactly it is going to work but i think the point 2596 contraction we have been through. 25% contraction in economic activity here is this is notjust about in two months, that's huge, about people having money. actually, people having money. actually, people who have kept theirjobs over the last four or five months haven‘t £500 million. so even though 30 been going out or spending very billion is being spent here, the much. a lot of people had saved a question as to whether it is enough lot more than they would have done and whether they will have to do before but you have to get those people to go through the doors of more in the autumn. utterly remarkable, isn't it? it's not a restau ra nts a nd cafes people to go through the doors of restaurants and cafes in bars and budget we're used to, we are not spend the money in order to save hearing about wine and cigarettes jobs. that is what that is about, going up. it's all about spend, about saying it‘s not about shopping spend, spend. a lot of people online, isabel actually going to a restau ra nt online, isabel actually going to a restaurant or a cafe, offered a discount to make sure those saying, and this is a conservative government, so we are in totally businesses can continue, extraordinary times. you can imagine particularly in august, in the the reaction there would have been summer season. thank you very much, ifjeremy corbyn orjohn mcdonnell vicki young. we can speak to our
put this in their manifesto, we will economic respond in andy verity. we should borrow 320 billion, spends billions encouraging people to eat out. look at the numbers. they are everyone would have said they are mind—boggling. they are crazy. this is a conservative mind—boggling. they are mind—boggling but there is still a question as to whether the measures government now spending and borrowing on a scale that even a today, there fiscal stimulus from this extra spending is going to be ha rd left borrowing on a scale that even a hard left socialist would have balked at only a few years ago. sufficient to deal with the severity of the crisis. we have to remember, these are the extremes which the economy has shrunk by 25% during covid—19 has put us in economically. there is even still a question as to lockdown. after the global financial whether it is enough to counter the crisis, the vat cut they did then slump we are already going through. and other stimulus measures added up and we are not out of this pandemic to about a tenth of the value of the yet. that has to be the shadow over economy. that is about £150 billion. everything. that's right, if we get here, the economy has contracted by a second way for example, all the predictions get even more scary for £500 million so people are asking how much we will have to borrow and whether these measures are enough. the scale of the economic hit. but taking them one by one. if you look for young people, this is a at thejob retention bonus. that substantial package of measures. but there will also be distortion. for could add up to £9 billion. but that example, if you say you are not going to pay 5% stamp duty for the is assuming that it is taken up by next six months, you risk creating a all employers with all furloughed employees, which is quite unlikely. buy now while stocks last effect. those people who do want to buy it offers £1000 to bring someone homes, get in there before the end back off furlough and keep them of march and you create a rush and a
mini boom, like nigel lawson did employed until the end ofjanuary but if you are paying someone when he scrapped mortgage interest £20,000 and there is no work for them to do, that might not be enough tax relief. then people overstretch to tip the balance so it could be a to buy in the boom and then you get lot less tha n to tip the balance so it could be a a slump and they get caught in lot less than that that is spent. then you have £4.6 billion in help negative equity. so the coronaviruses leading the government to ta ke coronaviruses leading the government to take extreme policy measures for hospitality and tourism. that is which could play out in unpredictable ways over the next few a conservative government bribing us months. andy, thank you very much. to go back to the pub when previously we were banned from it. andy verity. but we know the reason, they are we will answer your questions on the trying to stimulate economic activity. half a billion of that for chancellor's coronavirus of recovery plan at 4:30pm with our financial the cheap meals downpipes. cheap experts. send your questions using meals downpipes?! or restaurants, twitter with the hashtag bbc your forgive my informal expression! if questions or you can e—mail them. you look at the kick—start scheme, another £2 billion that they are paying the wages of young people who go intojobs in the next few months. let's get some reaction from business now. the chief economist at then the energy efficiency scheme. the cbi joins us from oxford. your £3 billion. then you have other initial reaction to what the measures such as the suspension of chancellor has said ? stamp duty. that is just £1.3 look, i think is absolutely right to billion. so the measures announced
prioritisejobs. i think in today are really quite small look, i think is absolutely right to prioritise jobs. i think in the same compared to what has already been way we flattened the curve of the spent. so thejob retention virus, we absolutely need to flatten compared to what has already been spent. so the job retention scheme, for example, has dill will cost £60 the curve of rising unemployment. billion over the air, that is the his focus on young people in prediction from the office for particular is welcome. we know they budget responsibility. the amount we bear the scars from recession. i are expected to borrow is £320 think the kick starter programme, billion to plug the gap between the where the government will pay the huge amounts the government is wages up spending on its income from taxes, where the government will pay the wages up to 25 hours a week for a which is a lot lower. so there is a period of six months for young question now as to whether while people is really, really valuable employers are deciding whether or and something we look forward to not to keep people on, this will be working with the government on enough to make them say, yes, we‘re implementing. i think also the definitely going to have a quick recovery, definitely going to have a quick recovery , we definitely going to have a quick recovery, we are confident to do measures. . . implementing. i think also the measures... £2000 grants for that or whether they may still apprenticeships as well, because we decide to let people go in spite of know, particularly at this time, it's really ha rd everything the government done here. know, particularly at this time, it's really hard to provide the training that apprenticeships need. there are those who still appear to u nfortu nately, training that apprenticeships need. slip through the cracks of this, the unfortunately, we've seen the number of apprenticeships being offered self—employed, those who have recently changed jobs and those who reduced. so i think that was hugely, have been the focus recently, and hugely welcome. i think also the there was nothing for them today? investment in green jobs. indeed. some of the people who have hugely welcome. i think also the investment in greenjobs. green homes grant as well will really help
been excluded from coronavirus us homes grant as well will really help us will help us on the low—carbon support schemes, about 1 transmission, it will help been excluded from coronavirus support schemes, about1 million people but some people think up to 3 households to invest in energy million people, have had no support. efficiency and help to create jobs for those people who have had to cope with little or zero income for in the construction sector. and some innovative policies, i think, to three months, it‘s been very really stimulate demand in difficult emotionally, hospitality and tourism, which we psychologically and, of course, financially. they are asking why the know we'll need to see over the government hasn‘t stepped in to a summer. but i think where we would have liked to see the chancellor go few billion extra in order to help further is about helping businesses them out. they hope, all of this is survive over the next 3—6 months predicated on a v shaped recovery, across all sectors. it so, so tough. things coming back quite quickly. we know that seven out of ten the economy? that's right. we are businesses are still really still in the middle of a health struggling with their cash flow. so we would have liked to see the grant crisis. the public health crisis has scheme extended and also more relief been accompanied by the biggest economic crisis in decades, in order from business rates. that is a huge to get out of that economic crisis, fixed cost for our manufacturers, some of this is hope, that people who are such an important part of our supply chain. we just don't want start spending again. but there also to lose some of these medium—size has to be substantial action from businesses because when you lose government to prevent unemployment them, it is so hard to get them getting too high. thank you very much. andy verity. back. they are some of the big we‘ll answer your questions on the chancellor‘s coronavirus creators of jobs recovery plan at 4.30pm today, back. they are some of the big creators ofjobs around the country. with personal finance experts
i'm just wondering, the £1000 to paul lewis and iona bians. send your questions using twitter businesses for each member of staff with the hashtag #bbcyourquestions that they bring back from furlough, or you can email them to us using the address yourquestions@bbc. co. uk. will that make that much more likely now? look, i think there is really welcome. what it helps to do is soften the cliff edge when the job let‘s talk about all of today‘s retention scheme comes to an end. it developments with the leader of the scottish national party at westminster, also, because it's a fixed grant, it the mp ian blackford. does give more support to those who good afternoon to you. good are on lower wages within the job afternoon, simon, a pleasure to be with you. good to see you. you were retention scheme. so we think it will be helpful. but look, for some businesses, if you spread that over talking earlier about many issues that prime minister‘s questions. let‘s talk about rishi sunak first 3-6 businesses, if you spread that over 3—6 months, it still only a of all. do you broadly accept that proportion of employees' wages. so what he announced today will help? it will help, i think, businesses to hold on to more workers, which of imean, part what he announced today will help? i mean, part of the announcement course they want to do, but it won't today that i absolutely welcomed but bea course they want to do, but it won't be a huge game changerfor some i have to say to the chancellor that sectors who are still really going to face challenges over the next 3—6 i don‘t think he has understood the scale of the challenge that we face. months. so i think it is really this simply doesn‘t go far enough. welcome but i think the chancellor we just heard from your economic
has got to stand ready to do more in a targeted way for some sectors, if spokesperson, 500 billion hit to the economy and what we have from the we get into the winter and things are still really, really tough out government is a 30 billion investment. you know, the furlough there for businesses. what about sectors that perhaps scheme has been much welcomed and hadn't caught their main draft from rightly so, although there are people that have been left behind this? i'm thinking of financial and that is a disgrace. he should services, hugely important in this have made sure that we supported country are not unaffected by what has happened. what hope is there for everybody for the simple reason that governments have put the government them? look, no business has been in —— country into a shutdown u naffected look, no business has been unaffected by this crisis. and, of situation and we have a responsibility to support people and course, the financial services have been at the forefront of delivering create the circumstances for economic recovery and make sure we the loans that have really helped so have a green recovery. there was a many businesses to bridge to the very interesting quote i saw from jp other side of this crisis. i think morgan this afternoon. removing the you are right. they haven't been new furlough scheme before activity has announcements i think today to help recovered is like building three quarters of a bridge and not businesses across different sectors. finishing it because it is becoming it really was focused, expensive. that is the harsh understandably, at the sectors at reality. the house of commons library have told us recently that the forefront of this crisis, there is a potential increase in hospitality, leisure and cutting vat for those sectors and spending on unemployment of up to 3.8 million in the uk. ifear unemployment of up to 3.8 million in the uk. i fear that unemployment of up to 3.8 million in the uk. ifear that because unemployment of up to 3.8 million in those sectors is really helpful. but the uk. i fear that because the chancellor has not understood that
we would have liked to see, again, we need to support individuals and businesses for as long as is business rates relief. that helps any business who has a property. necessary , businesses for as long as is necessary, right throughout the four nations of the united kingdom, that there will be a rise in unemployment it's really challenging for businesses managing fixed costs when that quite simply is unacceptable.” they are just not seeing demand in quote what rishi sunak said, he said their sector. we know 75% of i will never accept unemployment as an unavoidable outcome. we haven‘t businesses see weak demand as a big done everything we have done so far just to step back and say the job is constraint to their business in opening up. so the chancellor could done, in truth it is onlyjust have gone further on that but look, begun. there is an acceptance there of what you are saying but we‘re still in the middle of this he's got a really, really challenging job at the moment. i pandemic. it‘s very difficult at the think what we want to see is him moment to see that that light at the ready to act if we see demand not end of the tunnel isn‘t a train coming back into the economy as fast coming the other way. well, actions as we would like. speak louder than words. when i had spoken to a lot of people in recent a conversation with the chancellor a weeks about business rates. the few weeks ago those who were not point is made, landlords have to run included he did say to me that businesses as well and there seems universal credit was available for to bea those that don‘t get other forms of businesses as well and there seems to be a lack of communication between a lot of them. is that at the heart of that problem? government support. i‘m not sure his actions actually fit with what he ithink... said in the chamber today. but the the heart of that problem? i think... there's lots of challenges around commercial situation is that companies are property. i think for us, going to be faced with making hard challenges around commercial property. ithink for us, one challenges around commercial decisions about laying people off,
property. i think for us, one of the challenges is when you look at the knowing that recovery is going to support schemes that have been put ta ke knowing that recovery is going to in place, like the grants for our take time. you think about the local high streets, they've been hospitality industry, think about hugely successful. i know from many tourist businesses, they will be businesses in our local area, it's really helped them to get through facing three winters. they have come this time. but if you take through the winter, not much has happened for them today and we will go into the winter later on this manufacturers, they have big premises, some of them have had to year. they need support right shut down completely for a period of through to the spring of 2021. if time that they are still paying not, they are going to be making their business rates bill. if you people redundant. we are already area their business rates bill. if you seeing that in the retail sector, are a manufacturer, say supplying into the automotive sector, you've seen sales in the automotive sector airline industry, through some hospitality businesses. i would say to the chancellor, think of the fall by 90%. so you've lost a huge damage which is done by removing proportion of your business. so i capacity from the economy. think of think anything the government can do the impact from unemployment on to help reduce some of the fixed young individuals. people who need costs that businesses are facing in help to get into the labour force. i the challenge with business rates as welcome some of the initiatives there but we are not simply you the challenge with business rates as y°u pay the challenge with business rates as you pay it before you make a profit. recognising the scale of the so that is one area we think the problem. if you take germany, which government could have gone further, hasn‘t been hit anything like the to just help our whole supply chains extent we have, they are investing and not only our high streets. 496 extent we have, they are investing 4% of gdp. for us, that would mean we are still very much in this an investment programme of 80 pandemic. there are still many things that could go horribly wrong billion. ifear that the an investment programme of 80 billion. i fear that the chancellor hasn‘t done enough and as a
and yet there was the chancellor consequence, we will have a sharper today saying, in the autumn i will rise in unemployment than we should have to tell you how we are paying be having to contend with. he really for it. we are going to have to pay needs to think again about some of and an awful lot of money for this, these measures. for us in scotland aren't we? what he did say is they will be a and not just for us budget in the autumn. i don't think these measures. for us in scotland and notjust for us but the administration in wales and northern ireland, we need to have the that means that we are going to see a full plan as to how we pay for responsibility that we can take action ourselves. we need to have everything on that day. i don't the borrowing powers so that we can think you are going to see taxes go ta ke the borrowing powers so that we can take the actions which are necessary up. you are not going to see the to protect our people, our structural deficit closed in the communities and our economy and a chancellor has moved on that one autumn. i don't think that's what bit. that is in the teeth of a the chancellor meant. i think what he is saying as he will come back as letter from the three governments normal in the autumn and set out his asking for those powers. westminster has to start to listen and really spending plans across different needs to understand the scale of the government departments and he will challenge. finally, if! probably set out the fiscal rules needs to understand the scale of the challenge. finally, if i may say so, we all hope we are getting this over the medium term. what will he virus under control but we need to aimed to do? but i think what remember that the virus hasn‘t gone eve ryo ne aimed to do? but i think what everyone is saying right now is we have to tolerate a higher level of government debt. government debt as away. there is the potential rate of a percentage of gdp is now over 100%. we are in the fortunate away. there is the potential rate of a second wave and the impact of what position that interest rates are that will do. we really need to understand the scale of the really, really low so the amount we challenge we face and i don‘t believe from the statement from the
are paying to service that debt is chancellor this afternoon that he has demonstrated he understands that. ian blackford, i'm running out still low as a proportion of our of time to thank you forjoining us revenues. so at some stage, we will this afternoon. need to think about how we reduce that structural deficit but i don't let‘s look at the reaction to the think the autumn will be that moment. we will need to wait until measures. responding to his plans for discounts at restaurants in the spring to see how the economy is growing. we need to get on a more august, the labour party says it‘s important to support business but sustainable growth path before we can think about how we fund this meal deal vouchers don‘t substitute over the longer term. for public health measures. a stamp rain newton—smith, chief economist duty for properties up to £500,000. at cbi, thank you for your time. the headlines on bbc news: but caroline lucas says it seems like a gesture targeted at london the chancellor unveils a raft of and the south—east housing market. measures to keep the country moving with a focus on jobs, home buyers average prices elsewhere are under and eating out. businesses will £300,000, how is this levelling up receive a £1000 job retention bonus the uk, she asks? the acting liberal for every furloughed worker they keeping theirjob after october. he democrat leader ed davey takes aim at the plans for a greener economy. confirmed a new £2 billion kick he says we are all hoping today start scheme to create more jobs for would be a genuine step towards a young people. green recovery. he says we have barely made any progress at all.
let's get more reaction to the chancellor's job retention bonus of lets go to vicki young who is in £1000 and 2 billion perjob parliament for us. another package retention scheme for young people. stuart lewis is the founder of the of measures announced today by the jobs and community site for the over chancellor. this time, it could be 50s. and ruth slack has been up chancellor. this time, it could be up to £30 billion. you are talking struggling to get back into the job about some of the political market since the pandemic hit and reaction. let‘s get reaction from joins us from toddington. stuart, the shadow chancellor, anneliese dodds. is this enough, much more that £1000 for every business that would you want him to spend if you don‘t think is enough? would you want him to spend if you brings back furloughed workers, is don't think is enough? well, i don't think it's necessarily about the that a game changer? personally, i quantum of expenditure, i think it's about where it is targeted. whether don't think so. i don't think it will influence the decision for someone to keep on a member of staff it will keep unemployment levels as low as they possibly can be. i am ata someone to keep on a member of staff at a higher class than that £1000 foran concerned that while we have seen a at a higher class than that £1000 for an incremental three months. so you would prefer the furlough numberof concerned that while we have seen a number of measures from the chancellor today that we have been scheme to continue, would you? no, i calling repeatedly for, so this think, as the chancellor suggested, kick—start calling repeatedly for, so this kick—sta rt scheme that calling repeatedly for, so this kick—start scheme that seems to be modelled on labour's future jobs it's impossible to keep the furlough fund, although we have seen those scheme going indefinitely and i games put in place, there doesn't think it almost masks the real seem to be enough action to stop problems in the underlying economy. i think what we have seen with the people from becoming unemployed in the first place. labour has
pandemic is a real structural shifts consistently said those big economic in the labour market. so many of the roles that had large numbers of support packages need to reflect the people employed in them before the differences between our sectors. we need to have more targeting in the pandemic, like physical retail, there will be a structural drop in furlough scheme and self employed demand for those type of roles post scheme for those sectors who still pandemic. so what is needed is a cannot reopen fully. the chancellor has decided not to do that. i am widespread training and engagement concerned about this because we programme to help rhys gill people already look set to be breaking the into the careers of the future, whether that is digital skills or previous unfortunate record of 3 million people unemployed from 1986. health care. ruth, you i think have a 21—year—old i really think we have to do all we son. this focus on young people is can to prevent that additional fine andi son. this focus on young people is fine and i am sure he would welcome unemployment, not just help it but what about the rest of us? can to prevent that additional unemployment, notjust help people when they have unemployed. he says yes, that's right. i'm 56 and i got this is a package aboutjobs and trying to persuade and convince laid off in march. so it's wanting employers to keep employing people, bring them back from the furlough to get back into work so much and i scheme. are you saying you would think we need the help and support. like the furlough scheme extended it's also the fact, digital, my for certain sectors? we think it would be useful to have a targeted role, marketing communications, a lot has changed but i still want to extension. the payments the get back into work and want to. i chancellor announced today for employers re—employing people from think we need the support to be the furlough, it's not clear how he
helped through that. is going to ensure that that money what would that require, what you really adds value, that it is really wish the chancellor had announced targeted so that it is based on today? i think more help for people, more ensuring that it is those employers who couldn't take people on otherwise who will be benefiting skill, multiple, more learning, more from it. that it's notjust a courses for people to get back into so—called dead weight cost. that is work. to up skill all, really. very, very important. as i say, we would have wanted to see more stuart, a lot of people saying we as targeted measures. although we had a country need to rhys gill, perhaps that sector deal for the performing change what we are doing and look at arts, we didn't see measures around chris we haven't looked at before. manufacturing that we'd expected, aviation, where we don't have a —— re—skill. chris we haven't looked at before. sector deal. we don't have that -- re-skill. the government clearly needed to do something to tackle the strategy towards net zero. still crisis in the labour market because of its focus on youth unemployment some areas we are calling on the chancellor to deal with. we had from is grateful that we know they are a a couple of conservative mps who are disadvantaged group and have been saying is there a plan for this significantly impacted first at the money to be paid back at any point? glaring omission for us today was is that something the labour party around re—training and support for is worried about or as far as you older workers today. pre—pandemic, are concerned, is itjust spend as we know the over 50s, they are more much as it takes? we need to spend likely to be made redundant and less likely to be made redundant and less likely to be made redundant and less ina much as it takes? we need to spend in a targeted way so that we can likely to receive workplace training and crucially more likely to be in protect our productive capacity.
long—term unemployment of more than that's really important. if we are two years. long—term unemployment of more than two yea rs. we long—term unemployment of more than two years. we are worried that the able to do that, then over time policy announced today with the kick—start will distort the labour there should be growth when you have growth you have more people paying market. why would a company take on a 61—year—old in a permanentjob taxes and provided interest rates to when they could take on a free stay low, that will erode the value 23—year—old on a six—month extended of the deficit over time, it will probationary period? because they erode that balance. that is what the have skills young people don't have, chancellor needs to do and that's isn't that still the case? it is and why, actually, preventing additional it isn't. to this point around people becoming unemployed is so retraining. for us, any labour important. as i said, is why we've market has to come with this been really saying to him he needs upscaling to prepare people for the to focus on that part of the careers of the future. so there is equation. as i said, good that there is more in here for those who have also a large number of people in our already become unemployed but we demographic who will be working in really need to try and prevent that manufacturing, in industries that additional unemployment in the first will not come out of the pandemic in place as well. the other targeted help he is giving is a reduction in a great position. so how do rhys vat for the hospitality industry and gilland a great position. so how do rhys gill and retrain specifically at both ends of the age spectrum in the tourism and the like. isn‘t that labour market to help prepare people exactly the kind of targeted help for the careers of the future that you are saying is necessary? that will be in demand to rebuild britain? hopefully will help to push up ruth, do you sense the focus is too demand. but as i said in the commons much on younger people? chambera
demand. but as i said in the commons chamber a few moments ago, actually, i think obviously it is important. the most critical element here and as you say, i have a 21—year—old son the most critical element here and the chancellor said this himself, when it comes to those kinds of so as you say, i have a 21—year—old son soi as you say, i have a 21—year—old son so i welcome that for the young people. but i think our age group economic activities that involve people associated with each other, have got a lot of experience, as the most critical thing is getting you've said, that can be brought to the most critical thing is getting the public health response rate and the market and i think we should ensuring that people have that have young people and older people confidence. he said that himself so in the workplace together and we can i called on him again today to help each other. so i think that is vitally important, not to lose all please: this government to get things like test, track and isolate the experience that i've gained, for right. we know they are working in other countries. that is helping to example, in my career and drive up demand and to get people the experience that i've gained, for example, in my careerand i the experience that i've gained, for example, in my career and i want to use it. into those businesses but in the uk, the truth is, though, in terms of still many people are nervous about jobs, this is a buyers‘ market. going into different business those people who are looking for premises. we really needs to get a work are having to look very, very grip on this, as does the rest of his government, that's what will hard? yes, you are absolutely right. i am make the biggest difference to demand. anneliese dodds, shadow on the laptop every day searching, chancellor, thank you very much searching and of course, it is quite indeed. the issue of confidence is faceless as well. so you are looking one that i think everyone is very through all the different job listings, trying to find a job in much appreciate in, that even though places are open, not everyone feels your area or, you know, yeah... it happy and relaxed about going there. is hard, it is hard. that is, i think, partly what is
stuart, you are nodding your head behind some of these schemes to try and i‘m sure this is a story you‘ve and encourage people to go out and heard many times. what advice would in some cases spend the money that you give people in this age group as they have managed to save during they think, what am i going to do this time. where do we get our now? dinner vouchers? i don't know, you i think the first thing to think have to apply for it, probably! ok, about is what transferable skills they have. we come across a lot of thank you very much. you are people who tell us that they may not watching bbc news. have any skills or they don‘t know what they can deliver. actually, perhaps they have been out of work for a few years, perhaps they have the hollywood actor been caring for a spouse or elderly johnny depp has denied slapping his ex—wife amber heard, on the second day of his relative and the level of tra nsfera ble relative and the level of transferable skills they have as a high—profile libel action carer or whatever they may have been at the high court in london. he‘s suing the publisher of the sun, doing, there‘s a huge amount they news group newspapers, can bring to the workforce and its and its executive editor dan wootton, over an article focusing on what they can do and what they can bring to an employer. publshed in 2018 which called him a ‘wife beater‘. he strongly denies the allegations. in order to really give themselves the best chance. i think it‘s also our correspondent sean dilley is at the royal courts ofjustice worth pointing out that many people in central london where may not have been in the interview the trial is taking place. they have largely put, had started market for many, many years. but chronologically the 14 actually, it‘s always worth brushing allegations, the times in which up actually, it‘s always worth brushing amber heard said johnny depp used up on interview techniques and skills that are rightfully handed violence towards her. they focused out free lead to younger generations on the first couple throughout lots but actually it‘s much harder to of the day. the first one back in come by that kind of advice is on
march, 2013, over an job—seeker and older candidate. of the day. the first one back in march, 2013, overan argument of the day. the first one back in making sure you are up to speed with march, 2013, over an argument about things like competency—based skills. johnny‘s tattoo of rio own a rider. the hospitality industry has been what typified the evidence where badly hit, ruth, what did you make of the chancellor saying he is going considered to be light—hearted discussions around the tattoo he had to help us all to go out? on his arm when he had split with well, to go out, that's great. but, his former wife, the actress, they we re his former wife, the actress, they were together in the 90s. he changed imean, well, to go out, that's great. but, i mean, obviously the hospitality needs to get back to, we need to it to something he felt more feel safe. that is what i think. appropriate. moving forward to this you‘ve mentioned something very knighting in dill question, the important about feeling safe because couple admitted they had had a row we are not out of this yet, are we? in and around the wording of his we are not, definitely not. i think tattoo and a painting that was done bya we all need to keep safe, keep tattoo and a painting that was done by a former romantic partner of distancing, really. and, you know, amber heard. it is alleged and it was put to him by lawyers today that he slapped her. he said that is hopefully, things will get better but we have got to be very careful. untrue. he said that they may have of course, i'm thinking about when the winter comes because that's when been mistaken about that fact. they the winter comes because that's when the talking about maybe there will put it to him he slapped are not bea the talking about maybe there will be a second wave. so we will have to twice but three times. he said you
be a second wave. so we will have to be careful of all that. and stuart, are mistaken. he described it as it is the older they become more false. moving on to 2013 later in vulnerable and are more vulnerable the year, remember the evidence because of this virus. as we are saying, we are not out of the woods surrounds a three—year period from of the virus yet? no, absolutely. i 2013-16, surrounds a three—year period from 2013—16, when it was alleged think there are over 9 million violence was used. johnny depp workers aged 50—65. it‘s not a small denies that. in california injune of 2013, when they went to a niche but a large portion of the workforce but there is definitely campsite with friends and a female added health concerns for this demographic. i think we know that friend of amber‘s at the time. they this audience face age had been out having fun for the evening and he had admitted he had discrimination before. we saw first taken drug of choice and alcohol on hand, coming from a good place, the night. he said he had taken people are worried about health three magic mushrooms, which didn‘t concerns, age discrimination will be have much effect on him. as the ten fold worse because of the evening progressed, he had taken pandemic over health fears. stamp exception to kelly sue, amber duty affecting mostly first—time heard‘s friend, touching her. there buyers, does that strike you as a isa heard‘s friend, touching her. there is a dispute because it was put to gimmick? i haven't studied the stamp him he told her it wouldn‘t take much to break her wrist. he denied duty proposals in detail. for me, having done that but said he asked the focus from the government had to be onjobs the focus from the government had to be on jobs and the labour market. i her to stop. 0ne having done that but said he asked her to stop. one of the points put think that is, with furlough coming to him is that that he is alleged to to an end, that is the piece we are
have referred to kelly sue verbally extremely concerned about. i think asa anecdotally around dinner have referred to kelly sue verbally as a lesbian camp counsellor. he denied that and then the lawyers conversations, socially distant produced a text when he had used dinner conversations or telephone conversations, it‘s all people are that about her and he said yes, it talking about, fear for their jobs was never uttered, it was used in a on this idea of fear for their text and was very ugly. what we‘re livelihoods. so i think... sorry, going to see throughout today and stuart. ruth, finally, at the back through tomorrow is very much a of all our minds as we listen to the forensic examination of each of chancellor dishing out money is at those incidents, 14 occasions that some point we will have to pay for johnny depp and amber heard have this? i know, i thought vastly different accounts. thank you some point we will have to pay for this? i know, ithought about some point we will have to pay for this? i know, i thought about that a lot. definitely. it's taxes, isn't very much for that update. more on it? you expect them to go up in the coming years because we have got to pay it back. where is the money the chancellor‘s statement earlier going to come from? well, ruth, it is really good to talk to you. i and return to vicki young, there she wish you luck with the future. and stuart lewis, thank you both for is. we have a whole host of guests joining us this afternoon. for you today in the central lobby. i‘m joined by the acting leader of the liberal democrats, ed davey. what did you make of what the chancellor had to say question markets an awful lot of money again, do you think it will do what he for some of them explained going wa nted do you think it will do what he wanted to do, which is to save jobs? there were some good points in it. mackie for this and have the uk, is
there were some good points in it. in heavy rain pushing its way across thejob retention there were some good points in it. the job retention bonus there were some good points in it. thejob retention bonus is really the uk, and further north you are, important, that we try and encourage this guy is brighter. scattering of employers to keep people on but i don‘t think this meets the moment. showers as well. as we head through this evening and into the night, we we have a historic economic considered heavy rain pushing its way, is getting further north and recession and that is linked to the climate change challenge will stop into parts of east anglia, further there will be the challenge of brexit. this is a massive challenge north, clear skies, it into parts of east anglia, further north, clearskies, it will into parts of east anglia, further north, clear skies, it will be a cool and fresh night, very muggy, for our economy. liberal democrats would like a much bigger package, humid one in the mist and fog dances focused on a green recovery. we have in the coastal areas, that murky look to the weather will continue on argued for £150 billion fiscal into tomorrow, into much of england stimulus over three years, focused on those greenjobs stimulus over three years, focused on those green jobs of the future and wales and into some spots of which could give hope for young rain at times. northern ireland and people and provide jobs across the scotla nd rain at times. northern ireland and scotland with really heavy showers whole of our country. when the breaking out but even brighter, liberal democrats were in coalition with the conservatives there was a across scotland also sent green deal but it wasn‘t deemed thunderstorms too. pretty humid particularly successful. why do you again in the south, cool and fresher think it could work this time at further north, it will feel cooler kelloe we created a lot of green for us on friday, if you showers are jobs, actually. the renewables still around, saturday should be dry with some sunshine. revolution the liberal democrats speared quadrupled revolution the liberal democrats spea red quadrupled britain‘s revolution the liberal democrats speared quadrupled britain‘s power in solarand wind. speared quadrupled britain‘s power in solar and wind. we became the world leader in offshore power and hello this is bbc news. created jobs. liberal democrats have the headlines...
got a great record in investing in the green technologies of the future cancerous is an act a breakfast of and those green jobs. we were on the measures after to get the ignite chancellor to do what we did and we could see massive investment in the moving. companies will receive £1000 technology of the future, like every fellows work and are keeping a job after october. people need to hydrogen and tidal power. if we had that level of ambition, including on know that although hardship lies ahead, no one will be left without insulating peoples home, insulation, insulation, insulation, that will hope. he could find a new 2 billion get you lots ofjobs in every village town and city in our had a kick—start scheme to create country. it would mean people read morejobs for young had a kick—start scheme to create training. the problem will be more jobs for young people. had a kick—start scheme to create matching up the people who are morejobs for young people. stamp duty will be a temporary cut in u nfortu nately matching up the people who are unfortunately losing their jobs, which will be people in restaurants, england and northern ireland for properties costing less than bars, cafe is in hospitality, with the kinds of jobs £500,000. the ots cut bars, cafe is in hospitality, with the kinds ofjobs you are talking about. that is not that easy, is it? properties costing less than £500,000. the 0ts cut on food, accommodation from accommodation and attractions from 20% to 5%. and what it is called the it can be done, critically on the insulation side will stop some of those jobs can be trained for relatively quickly. we are talking eat 0ut 20% to 5%. and what it is called the eat out to help 0ut vouchers will give diners 50% of their meals out about an extension of a jobs with conditions all of us. labour, guarantee, job guarantee for young people that can enable them to move though, says the chancellor has put off big decisions. today, britain into those sectors. also, get further skills beyond that. we have should have had a back to work a to rhys gill parts of our work force
budget. but instead, we got this for the green economy of the future. summer statement with many of the they will be different and it is a big decisions put off. until later. great time to start that transition. that is why liberal democrats want a far more ambitious programme. we need something that meets the moment, that meets the crime climate sport now and for a full round up, crisis and economic crisis. do you from the bbc sport centre. think he is right to target some of this help, like vat, to certain i‘ve been a bit busy, is it any sectors we do have that being a bit cricket with mac unfortunately, more broad? i think targeting was there is no cricket at the moment. the right thing with vat. i think it's there is no cricket at the moment. it‘s been a long delay, the that was a sensible measure. but i coronavirus is giving cricket away because of lockdown. but now the actually think some other measures rain has gotten the way of the start will prove expensive and not of england‘s test match against the necessary. the stamp duty cut is a west indies and southampton. no play slightly odd one because the housing possible this morning, but they had market is already picking up. i started in the last hour. players on think there will be a lot of people both sides took amy at the start of who have just moved think there will be a lot of people who havejust moved house think there will be a lot of people who have just moved house who will playing to show their solidarity be pretty upset about that. i‘m not sure if that was the best use of with the black lives matter movement. the batch is being played that money. i would like to have seen that money invested in social ina movement. the batch is being played in a biosecure bubble without crowds and i‘m afraid england for a class a housing trust we have homeless people coming out of hotels where they have been, in a good policy very early wicket. sibley bowled for a dark england for one and it has during the covid pandemic, we need to make sure there are good homes
for those people and that is where started to rain again in the lib dems would have targeted southampton, so the players are. that money. ed davey, thank you very let‘s hope it does not last too much indeed. an awful lot of long. and i can. measures here and even some conservative mps who do welcome the spending, they are already starting to talk about the autumn and the we‘re expecting a significant update on this years budget and when the chancellor might ryder cup this afternoon. it‘s still scheduled to be held start to outline how this is going at whistling straights in the us to be paid for. state of wisconsin at the end of september, but reports suggest dickie, thank you very much, vicki that it‘s going to be postponed young. until the same time next year. both the european captain padraig harrington and his american counterpart steve stricker have said that the tournament shouldn‘t be be held without fans. now, the weather with ben rich. tottenham‘s eric dier has been hi, there. banned for four games and fined £40,000 after confronting a fan earlier this season. two very different types of weather across the uk at the moment, for it happened after spurs lost some it is grey into a murky, there to norwich in the fa cup in march. isa he climbed into the stands some it is grey into a murky, there is a case across the southern half of the uk, some heavy rain pushing to defend his brother who was being verbally abused its way into the west, the further byafan. dier has also been warned north you are, it is dry and brighter with some sunshine with a about his future conduct by the fa, scattering of showers as well. as we and the ban means he‘ll miss head through this evening and it is all but one of tottneham‘s remaining right, will see the rain and heavy premier league matches this season. pushing its way through and into northern england as well and east
four games in the premier league tonight, and there‘s pressure anglia. further north, clearskies on west ham to get a result and isa anglia. further north, clearskies and is a calling fresh night, a very after a good win for watford at muddy and humid one in the south, and so mist and fog on the coastal the bottom of the table last night. they play burnley at the london stadium, and are just four points above the relegation zone. areas. that murky look to the manager david moyes says the tight weather will continue on into turnaround of games isn‘t tomorrow across much of england and helping their cause. wales, with some spots of rain at times. northern ireland and scotland, brighter with some sunshine but some really heavy for us to be put in a period of showers breaking out in the three games in six days, when there is operably could argue with the afternoon, parts of scotland, most important games, those it‘s not physically, some thunderstorms as well. in the south, calling fresh right, it‘s not correct, but we have further north, it will feel cooler to do it and we have to get on with for us all on friday, still a few it. i don‘t agree with the premier league and how they‘ve done that. showers and saturday should be dry with some sunshine. elsewhere tonight, manchester city host newcastle. champions liverpool are at brighton, and sheffield united play wolves — and both sides still have aspirations of qualifying for europe next season. hello, this is bbc news. the headlines... fernando alonso says the chancellor unveils a raft it is with great pride and great emotion that he is returning of measures to get the country to formula 1 next year. moving, including a £1,000 retention he‘ll be driving bonus for every furloughed worker for renault again — the team with whom he won his two businesses keep in theirjob. world titles in 2005 and 2006. alonso left f1 in 2018 to focus people need to know that although hardship lies ahead, on other areas of motorsport — no one will be left without hope.
he‘s won the le mans 24 hour race twice and has competed in the dhakar rally and the indy 500. he confirmed a new £2 billion i know how lucky i am to take a kickstart scheme to create break in f1 now come back. think more jobs for young people. stamp duty will be with the new rules, you know, the temporarily cut in england and northern ireland — for properties costing less sport will finally put the driver than half a million pounds. vat is cut on food, back at the centre of the accommodation and attractions — performance with more fairness from 20% to 5%. between the teams and the better what he called "eat out to help 0ut" show on track. i am ready, i am vouchers will give diners 50% back. reigning wimbledon champion off their meals out — simona halep has added her voice with conditions — for august. to the list of players expressing but labour says the chancellor has concern about this year‘s us open going ahead in august. "put off big decisions". the world number two says she‘s still a "little bit worried" today, britain should have had about taking part and will wait a back to work budget but instead and see what other players decide before making up her mind. we got this summer statement, the us open is due to be played with many of the big decisions behind closed doors this put off until later. year due to coronavirus, but players including novak djokovic and rafael nadal have said they‘re not convinced they‘ll be there. and the two—time world champion snowboarder alex pullin has died while spearfishing sport and for a full at home in australia. round up, from the bbc the 32—year—old was found off a beach on queensland‘s sport centre. gold coast on wednesday.
he was treated by paramedics at the cricket is going, after we had a the scene but could not be revived. pullin was australia‘s long delay because of the rain flagbearer at the 2014 getting in the way in the start of winter olympics in sochi. england‘s test match against that‘s all the sport for now. the rain got in the way of the start of england‘s test match against the west indies in southampton. hope you‘ll be back few minutes when no play possible this morning, but they‘ve stated in the last hour. the rain has stopped. players on both side took a knee at the start of play to show their solidarity with the black lives matter movement. the match is being played in a bio—secure bubble, without crowds. england have lost a very early wicket. dom sibley bowled for a duck. did not pay for very long, the rain justine greening whojoins me now caught them up for an hour, they from south west london via webcam. have just restarted. england caught them up for an hour, they havejust restarted. england is now by by pledging to help their customers 741. -- 7-1. and employers through the process. it hasjoined her and employers through the process. it has joined her now. good afternoon to you. good afternoon. so how does this work with mac so this we‘re expecting a significant update on this year‘s ryder cup this afternoon. business was all about asking to it‘s still scheduled to be held at whistling straights in the us make sure that it weighs can get state of wisconsin at the end of september, but reports suggest through the crisis and find out how that it‘s going to be postponed they can play this wider role to get until the same time next year. both the european captain through the challenge. of course padraig harrington and his american
counterpart steve stricker have said now, we are asking those same that the tournament shouldn‘t be businesses to put in place they be held without fans. strategies for how we can help an announcement expected on the britain level up in spite of this economic crisis that we saw. the we ryder cup later on today. saw the chat is take some emergency an announcement expected on the ryder cup later on today. measures to try and tackle today. so tottenham‘s eric dier has been banned for four games and fined when you talk about levelling up, £40,000 after confronting a fan earlier this season. you‘re talking about social ability? it happened after spurs lost i‘m just wondering about cutting the stamp duty measures in there. well, to norwich in the fa cup in march. he climbed into the stands i think you are right to make that to defend his brother who was being verbally point, because essentially, what we abused by a fan. had today, where short—term fixes to dier has also been warned respond to the immediate crisis that about his future conduct by the fa, and the ban means he‘ll miss we have in our economy, but what we all but one of tottenham‘s remaining premier league matches this season. four games in the premier league now need to see from the government tonight, and there‘s pressure on west ham to get a result isa now need to see from the government is a longer—term plan a levelling up. in other words, when we have a after a good win for watford at the bottom of the table last night. budget in september, it is they play burnley at absolutely vital that boris johnson the london stadium, and are just four points above the relegation zone. sets out this wide at levelling up manager david moyes says the tight turnaround of games isn‘t strategy. we had today was the helping their cause. for us to be put in a period of government trying to combat the risk that it might preside over a time in three games in six days, when there a time when a loving dad happens, but they are not the same thing as is probably could argue bringing forward a strategy for with the most important games, those it‘s not right,
levelling up. what i mean by that is it‘s not correct, but we have to do it and we have to get on with it. i don‘t agree with the premier a levelled up britain with equality league and how they‘ve done that. of opportunity is, would see a young elsewhere tonight, person at school in ethan with the manchester city host newcastle. champions liverpool are at brighton, and sheffield united play wolves — same prospects and life and both sides still have opportunities as a young person aspirations of qualifying for europe next season. because you about mile away from me fernando alonso says growing up on another estate, that it is with great pride and great emotion that he is returning does not matter —— that is not about to formula 1 next year. he‘ll be driving for renault again — how many changes there are, it‘s the team with whom he won his two about equal opportunities to those, world titles in 2005 and 2006. it isa about equal opportunities to those, it is a separate strategy that alonso left f1 in 2018 to focus government is to bring forward anything it is absolutely crucial, on other areas of motorsport — if we are really going to give young he‘s won the le mans 24 hour race people a sense, notjust of the fact twice and has competed in the dhakar rally and the indy 500. that they may be some options for them intermediate short and, next six months, but for many of them i know how lucky i am to take looking ahead, what they want to see is what levelling up will mean, not a break in f1 now come back. just for a job, but in terms of then having a longer term career.m i think with the new just for a job, but in terms of then having a longer term career. it is rules, you know, the sport will finally put the driver the middle of two crises, health back at the centre of the performance with more fairness crisis and a financial one, is that between the teams and the better the time to be concentrating on that show on track. lam ready, lam back. sort of issue? yes, absolutely. it reigning wimbledon champion simona halep has added her voice
is crucial that we look at this to the list of players expressing concern about this year‘s us open because most as the tide goes out on going ahead in august. an opportunity, if the young people the world number two says she‘s still a "little bit worried" who are already the furthest away about taking part and will wait from having a level playing field is and see what other players decide before making up her mind. the us open is due to be played opportunity. they are the ones that behind closed doors this suffer the most and the first, so year due to coronavirus, this is absolutely the right time to but players including novak djokovic do itand and rafael nadal have said they‘re this is absolutely the right time to do it and i think in terms of how we not convinced they‘ll be there. and the two—time world champion put confidence back into the economy and actually start to a backstop snowboarder alex pullin has that recession that we seem to be facing, which is eloquently deep died while spear—fishing at home in australia. one, actually the government setting the 32—year—old was found off out a longer term economic plan on a a beach on queensland‘s gold coast on wednesday. he was treated by paramedics at levelling up is absolutely crucial andi levelling up is absolutely crucial and i think the way to do this is to the scene but could not be revived. pullin was australia‘s look at those new sectors of growth flagbearer at the 2014 that are coming into the uk economy on the green economy and a net zero winter olympics in sochi. greenjobs and england still 7—1 in that match in on the green economy and a net zero green jobs and careers, on the green economy and a net zero greenjobs and careers, the on the green economy and a net zero green jobs and careers, the tech revolution is happening in all of southampton against west indies, morph me in the next hour. you are the careers that come off the back of that, what we should be doing is looking at how it can have those sectors flourishing and thriving in those communities and those ones that have been locked out of options watching bbc news and we‘re just
is in the past. and then working on getting the latest mortality figures for the last 24 hours stop the death the back of that to look at how the toll from the confirmed cases in the education system can change today to make sure that young people coming uk has risen 226, and now stands at out of those schools in the future have the skills to those same 40 4000, 400 and 17. those figures opportunities that ought to be on arejust coming in. uk death figures their doorstep. i think the final pa rt their doorstep. i think the final part of how a chancellor might look from coronavirus in the last 24 at levelling up economically is to hours have risen by 126 and now make sure that anyjob in this country, whatever level of skill it has, has a progression and a pathway stand at 440 4000, 517. 440,000, through to a higher skilled jobs and a better wage and frankly, anyone 570. for breaking news, a crane has starting as an entry pointjob, should be able to go in at that collapsed on top of the house. news entry level and get up to board level and that is the real challenge that people are trapped inside the as well in british business, to make building, afire sure that we have businesses in our that people are trapped inside the building, a fire brigade said it is country genuinely can give all of working to free those trapped after the 20 metre client fell. the winds our people, whatever age, a path through and i careered through to are being described as high winds, better prospects in their future life that they can work towards. the london ambulance service are saying it has a number of crews at the problem is, this is a conversation scene and the specialist paramedics that i would fully expect to have at who work in hazardous environments
any other time, but in the middle of are also there. as you saw, dramatic any other time, but in the middle of a crisis that we are in where people are terrified if they have managed images there of a crane having collapsed on a house in east london, to hang onto theirjob in the fellow with the rescue operation under way, scheme, that they will have a job in with the rescue operation under way, with people tropopause are trapped inside. we will be more on that as 0ctober, businesses are struggling we get it. to stay open, there are other priorities. and the main priority for everyone is they want to stay safe. what -- we absolutely have to let‘s get some more reaction now navigate through the health and to the chancellor‘s measures economic crisis, but i fundamentally disagree with you that this should to support businesses not be a priority. britain is not and their employees. going to be able to pay back the well we can speak now to miatta fahnbulleh — huge cost of coronavirus if all we chief executive of the new economics foundation — a think—tank that promotes "social, economic and environmental justice"— have our young people in low skilled and former labour advisor. jobs on minimum wage in part—time shejoins me now via webcam jobs on minimum wage in part—time jobs for the next six months. from south east london.>> levelling up, so that every person the levels of unemployment we have in britain has the chance to have a not seen for decades, and his career that they can fulfil their response did not match the skill of the moment, i think there were good potential and make the best things in his response, the contribution they can to our kick—start things in his response, the economy, and the most satisfying kick—sta rt programme, version of their lives, they really things in his response, the kick—start programme, which is essentially guaranteed jobs for get to use their talents, that is young people, but shejust
essentially guaranteed jobs for young people, but she just did essentially guaranteed jobs for young people, but shejust did not how we will be able to pay back this do enough to protectjobs and to bill and that is actually the only way that we are going to be able to create jobs and that is absolutely what we needed him to do at this have a successful version of britain point in time. like what's? what going ahead. it is simply untenable, else could he have done more? if i in my view, to have a country continue where you can have children we re else could he have done more? if i were him, i think he should have extended the fellow scheme for born, just a few miles away from one sectors with all the one of the another, one is privileged, one is world, because so she doesn‘t think not privileged and they have such because of restrictions that have been put in place to in order to different life powers ahead of them. for no other reason than the control the pandemic they won‘t be back up and running and he should background and start that they get a have extended the scheme for them. i life, i think that is fundamentally think the second thing to create wrong, i also think it is not a jobs, he talks about a £3 billion recipe for success for britain, our country has always been run like investment in energy, efficiency, this, it now has to change, home insulation, we think it should fundamentally and that for me, is have been closer to 28.3 billion, what levelling up is really all that would have gone up and created about. we have not seen that strategy from boris johnson‘s 400,000 jobs in the next 18 months government, they now need to bring as well as a messy —— investing in that forward, rapidly, in my view, public services. we know we have because actually, every day we do not have that strategy, we do not about hundred thousand health workers that we need, and on 22,000 have a longer term levelling up a social care workers that we need. 5 great plan for britain, it is a day billion in investment in social care when, as you say, or is my covid—19, would have created hundred and 80,000 in social care workers in the
worried about jobs growth final thing is he admitted that we when, as you say, or is my covid—19, worried aboutjobs growth and getting confidence back in the are going to see rife unemployment, economy is absolutely crucial in order to be able to protectjobs. u nfortu nately we, we are going to see rife unemployment, unfortunately we, we are, and he just greening thank you. more on the needed to beef up the social security system so that those people who are having to rely on universal credit have enough to live on, have chancellor throughout the afternoon. enough so they are not falling through the breadline, and i would have liked to have seen the middle income agreed, £220 a week to ensure health for women has often been people have enough to survive on. on ruined because they were dismissed the fellow screen, he created that as women‘s problems. epilepsy trial leaving people on the fellow scheme gives them false hope but that it was looked at, a pelvic mash and was be possible to attend the job thereon before, and the more likely better treatment. the nhs has offered a full apology for those people are on furlough for longer, it is more likely they will find it hurt and offered a lesson will be ha rd to it is more likely they will find it hard to get more skills and their skills will fade. his right isn‘t he? in the nets of a global learned. pandemic, she is not safe forever. he recognises that the government putting in measures for shutting this man was born without hands and share sensex is down, that hasn‘t has to make do, when daniel was a lwa ys share sensex is down, that hasn‘t always been the case, it actually born, doctors told his parents they should abandon him and not have makes no sense for a few months ago another baby. they refused, but 50 to decide that asking sector to
yea rs another baby. they refused, but 50 years on, it is still a painful thought for daniel. the idea of close cut down, and for that is not be the case now. the logic does not saying that we think you should get rid of your child to a dumping hold funny, and both of in terms of ground, in effect, by1970, it was extending it, but what he could have done was to provide flexibility so just quite... it takes the breath for certain sectors where you know, is unlikely that we are going to do away. like many women between the the same number of jobs, 19505 away. like many women between the 1950s and 1970s, daniel‘s mum is the is unlikely that we are going to do the same number ofjobs, combine that with training and retraining in order to be able to move people from hormone and it‘s a test does, if thejobs order to be able to move people from the jobs that they are in into the jobs that we try to create. but what they bled after taking two tablets about the emphasis on people trying it meant they were not pregnant. the drug was moved mini from the market to get out and spend again because in1978, my is that not the right way to get drug was moved mini from the market in 1978, but the manufacturer denied the country back on its feet?“ there is a link between the drug and my is that not the right way to get the country back on its feet? if we ta ke the country back on its feet? if we take for example the cut to vat and babies being born with birth defects. hundreds of families the food discount, what that is disagreed and have been campaigning for recognition for decades. daniel trying to do is to get a suspend, but it misses the point that the only found out there were others like him four years ago. the more we difficulty of the hospitality industry is facing is partly because found out about this, the more it people are nervous about spending and nervous about going out because has made is actually really quite of the virus and if they‘re nervous angry. notjust has made is actually really quite angry. not just for ourselves, about going out, 50% of a desk is has made is actually really quite angry. notjust for ourselves, but asa not going to change their mind. the angry. notjust for ourselves, but as a family, butjust thinking of the trauma that so many people have
other thing is, many businesses in hospitality, the reality is because gone through. two medicines and one of social distancing, even with the medical device, all designed to one metre rule, they can still —— my improve women‘s lives over decades, but many were not warned of the face cannot operate at full capacity, some are having to operate risks. now the baroness says many lives were ruined because women were at 30% or 40% capacity, so all the not listened to. along with permit vat... at 30% or 40% capacity, so all the vat. . . that at 30% or 40% capacity, so all the vat... that is a shame, i think we us, it also looked into the have lost due to lack which is why anti—epilepsy drug which increases the chance of both the pet is taken surrey, interrupted you, because i knew froze for a moment, now i have during pregnancy. and pelvic mass got you back. that is your point! so repairs used to treat incontinence and prolapse, left many women in my point was where the issues chronic pain. it takes 270 pages to list of failings, missed capacity, those businesses having a look at the vat is not going to help opportunities and the pain inflicted them out. so it is an expensive on tens of thousands of people. the measure, it is right that they will try to target it but i don‘t think baroness says all families affected they got the right policy solution. deserve an immediate apology from thank you very much forjoining us, the authorities and financial good to see you again. thank you. support. she has also made a list of several recommendations to prevent future harm. she is also adamant that will happen. i am with this for scotland‘s first minister, nicola sturgeon, has said that a very long time, i recognise that. from friday people arriving
i have had this story —— may i have in scotland from dozens of countries heard the stories, i will take them to my grave was that i cannot will no longer have to self isolate for 14 days. abandon these women. the government the list is similar to the one issued for england last week. says it will review the but ms sturgeon said spain recommendations, but is currently not able to give a timeline. and serbia would not be exempt from the quarantine measures, recommendations, but is currently not able to give a timelinelj at this time, because of the recommendations, but is currently not able to give a timeline. i want toissue not able to give a timeline. i want prevalence of the coronavirus there. to issue a full apology to those who now, let me be clear. i hope that we will be able to add spain and also possibly serbia have suffered and their families, to the exemption list either in full for the frustration, for the time or perhaps in part at the next that it has taken, that they have taken to get their voices heard and review point, which is on 20thjuly. to that end, we will be liaising now their voices have been heard, it closely in the coming weeks with the relevant authorities, as well as with airports is very important that we learn from and airlines, to gather more this report. this is a huge moment information on control of outbreaks and prevalence and what other mitigations, such as testing, for the many women are affected and we could possibly put in place their children. baroness campbell as an alternative. the headlines on bbc news... edge says premadasa should have been stopped three years before daniel was born in 1967, and has been much the chancellor rishi sunak unveils a raft of measures debate over the drugs links with to get the country moving after the coronavirus lockdown —— birth defects, but the review says with the focus on jobs, there is a possible association. an homebuyers and eating out. awful lot of mothers are still out he says commies will receive a 1000 there who feel really guilty. it was
not theirfault there who feel really guilty. it was not their fault that they were happiness every salad where and they keep on. he also says they will try prescribed this, but they still have a guilt complex that they and create more jobs keep on. he also says they will try and create morejobs to keep on. he also says they will try and create more jobs to young people. inadvertently cause this to happen to the child. they have had to live a highly—critical review of three medical treatments with that their whole lives. for women says many lives have been ruined because officials failed to listen to safety concerns — and often dismissed them the headlines on bbc news... as "women‘s problems". the investigation looked at the impact of an epilepsy the chancellor rishi sunak treatment, pelvic mesh implants unveils a raft of measures and a pregnancy test no to get the country moving longer on the market. after the coronavirus lockdown —— the health secretary has offered a full apology to those affected with the focus on jobs, and promised lessons will be learned. homebuyers and eating out. our health correspondent anna collinson reports. and yourcup... businesses will receive a £1,000 jobs retention bonus for every furloughed worker they keep in theirjob after october. daniel mason has to work far harder he confirmed a new two billion pound to do the simplest of tasks. kickstart scheme to create more jobs for young people he was born without hands and other life—changing injuries. when daniel was born, the team gb sprinter bianca williams has received an apology doctors told his parents they should from the metropolitan police for the distress caused, after she and her partner were pulled over in their car abandon him and have another baby.
and handcuffed in a stop—and—search. they refused, the met commissioner cressida dick but 50 years on, it‘s has been giving evidence still a painful thought for daniel. to a committee of mps. the idea of saying, we think we apologised yesterday to ms you should get rid of your child williams, and i apologise again for to a dumping ground, in effect, by 1970, it‘sjust quite... the distress that this stop clearly caused her. well, it takes the breath away. that‘s what i‘ve done and that‘s what i‘m saying. like many women between the 1950s the hollywood actorjohnny depp has and 1970s, daniel‘s mum used denied slapping his ex—wife the hormone pregnancy test primodos. amber heard, on the second day of his high—profile libel action if they bled after taking at the high court in london. two tablets, it meant they were not pregnant. the drug was removed he‘s suing the publisher of the sun, news group newspapers, from the market in 1978, and its executive editor but its manufacturer denies dan wootton, over an article there is a link between primodos publshed in 2018 which called and babies being born him a ‘wife beater‘. with birth defects. he strongly denies the allegations. hundreds of families disagreed, 0ur correspondent and have been campaigning for recognition for decades. david sillito reports. day two, and a day of questioning daniel only found out there were others like him four years ago. about the private life of one the more we found out about this, the more it‘s made us actually quite angry, notjust for ourselves, as a family, claims that he repeatedly assaulted his ex—wife butjust thinking of the trauma that amber heard are untrue. so many people have gone through. amber heard, who will be appearing
two medicines and one medical as a witness for the newspaper, stands by those claims. device, all designed to improve women‘s lives over six decades. she arrived in court today but many weren‘t to watch mr depp‘s account of their volatile relationship. warned of the risks. in court, he was questioned about events in march of 2013. amber heard says there was an argument, it was put to him, now, the baroness cumberlege‘s "you slapped her across the face." review says many lives were ruined because women weren‘t listened to. along with primodos, it has also he responded, "that is untrue." looked into the anti—epilepsy questioning continued. drug sodium valproate, "you slapped her three times." which increases the chance of birth defects if taken during pregnancy, and pelvic mesh repairs used "that is patently untrue," he said. to treat incontinence and prolapse, that have left thousands "you started crying of women in chronic pain. and apologising and saying it would never happen again." it takes 270 pages to list "it didn‘t happen," he said. the failings, the missed opportunities and the pain inflicted bothjohnny depp and amber heard agree the relationship on tens of thousands of people. was often stormy. baroness cumberlege says all families affected deserve an immediate apology johnny depp says his wife struck from the authorities, and financial support. him, but he denies ever hitting her. the sun article that she‘s also made a list of several described him as a wife—beater, recommendations to prevent future which is what this case harm and is adamant they‘ll happen. is all about, has led to this public i am with this for a very long examination of the private life of the hollywood star. johnny depp was questioned time, i recognise that. i have heard these stories, about his drinking, his drug use, i will take them to my grave.
the moment when he said he fell off i can‘t abandon these women. the wagon after months of sobriety. it was this, amber heard says, the government says it will review the recommendations, led to the monster being released but is currently not able that triggered the violence, to give a timeline. something which johnny depp i want to issue a full strenuously denies. apology to those who've johnny depp‘s addictions, suffered and their families, friendships, text messages, for the frustration, for the time that it's taken, personal troubles — all being laid bare in an attempt to try to clear his name. that they've ta ken, to get their voices heard. scotland‘s first minister, and now their voices have been nicola sturgeon, has said that heard, it's very important from friday people arriving that we learn from this report. in scotland from dozens of countries will no longer have to self this is a huge moment for the many isolate for 14 days. the list is similar to the one women affected and their children. issued for england last week. baroness cumberlege says primodos but ms sturgeon said spain should have been stopped three years and serbia would not be exempt before daniel was born in 1967. from the quarantine measures, at this time, because of the prevalence of the coronavirus there. there‘s been much debate over the drug‘s links with birth defects, but the review says there‘s now i hope we will be able to add a possible association. an awful lot of mothers are still spain and serbia to the list, hopefully in part at the next review out there who feel really guilty. it wasn‘t their fault points on the 20th ofjuly. to that
end, will be liaising closely with that they were prescribed this, the relevant authorities as well as but they still have a guilt complex airports and airlines to gather more that they inadvertently caused this information on control of outbreaks to happen to their child, and they‘ve had to live in prevalence and other mitigations, with that their whole lives. such as testing. that we could anna collinson, bbc news. possibly put in place as an the team gb sprinter bianca williams has received an apology alternative. from the metropolitan police for the distress caused, after she and her partner were pulled over in their car and handcuffed in a stop—and—search. the met commissioner cressida dick manyjudge has been giving evidence many judge and are manyjudge and are being left behind to a committee of mps. because of lack of access the internet. this company is helping to we apologised yesterday to ms williams, and i apologise again for the distress that this that of the this family from stop clearly caused her. that‘s what i‘ve done and that‘s what i‘m saying. swindon, such cherries and showing for most schoolchildren, mum‘s phone to home—school. but six the lockdown has meant staying away from the classroom weeks ago, if donated a tablet. what and learning online instead. but research shows hundreds difference has it made, having of thousands of children in the uk another device in the house? we have are being left behind been able to do loads of homework because they don‘t have access to the internet and we have been sharing, showing or to a computer or tablet. now a bbc local radio project
is helping to tackle the problem better, so it has made a big by distributing old devices. fiona lamdin reports. difference because now i can produce better work. because it was just a you want a pen as well? the holgate family from swindon. phone, it was they were already is arguing, whose turn it was. before, they did not know if they won't have their slot at the end of the day if there was not enough time. before bedtime, another is to, itjust makes things a lot easier. the department for education has promised 200,000 laptops to children most in need and today, gloucestershire fire service out there of them. in wales, scotland and northern ireland they are running similar schemes. thanks a lot, it is really appreciated. there isa lot, it is really appreciated. there is a growing letter divide and access to internet technology is difficult for many students, the way we we re difficult for many students, the way we were looking at students looking at them, we know that many of them are using their phones. they have been given seven, but there are hundreds of students need them. and so members of the public are now
donating devices they no longer use. so far, this company has refurbished hundred and 50. what we're doing we have a laptop, it comes with one of these desks, this would have a date on it from anyone, so we are replacing the desk once there is no possibility of any bank details on here. research for lloyds bank digital index shows almost three quarters of1 million students have missed out on school work because they do not have a computer. i'm finding it very stressful and to be honest, i find it finding it very stressful and to be honest, ifind it too much that finding it very stressful and to be honest, i find it too much that i just do not do any work at all. 14—year—old charlie he was doing his gcses next year is doing all his work on his own. i am worried a lot about going back to school, having to pensions, for not doing the work. his foster carer chris is worried he is slipping behind. we talk a lot, he talks about his stresses and his worry, and he is quite concerned because it is a very important year for him next year and he wants to fulfil his dreams. the government said it is committed to reopening
schools in england in september. but many families are worried that by then, the gap will be too big. and just let you know if you have a nice __ my just let you know if you have a nice —— my device that you like to donate, you can visit bbc dot credit uk sash make a difference. ben rich has the weather. good afternoon. there are two very different types of weather affecting the uk at the moment. for some, it looks like this. beautiful blue skies from our weather watcher in argyll and bute. but on the south coast of england, well, grey skies, some mist, some murk, some drizzle, all because of this frontal system which will continue to bring outbreaks of rain across the southern half of the uk, particularly through the next 24 hours. in fact, another pulse of slightly wetter weather working its way in from the west as we head through the rest of today, starting to clip into northern ireland, wales, the south—west,
but generally speaking, across the southern part, it‘s cloudy and damp, quite humid. further north, some brighter skies and sunshine but with a scattering of showers. then through this evening and tonight, that pulse of heavier rain clips into northern ireland, moving through wales into northern england, parts of east anglia. to the south of that, it just stays very cloudy and murky with some mist and fog around the coast that very humid, 15 degrees for cardiff and for london. cooler and fresher further north and west, where you keep clearer skies through the night. and as we go into tomorrow, the split continues. across scotland, much of northern ireland, the far north of england, we see some sunshine, a scattering of showers. further south, we are still in that cloudy, misty, murky damp regime. i think there is likely to be some fog affecting coasts in the south—west and wales. you can see some patchy rain continuing through the midlands into east anglia and the south—east. 20 degrees in london, a little bit breezy down towards the south, as well. some of that cloud getting into northern england. the far north of england brighter with some sunshine, northern ireland too and scotland but here, a scattering of showers into the afternoon.
in fact, some thunderstorms in places and with very light winds, if you catch a downpour, well, it could be with you for quite some time. those showers will be very slow moving. and some of those showers will continue on into friday, particularly across the eastern side of the uk. whereas further west, it looks a little bit drier with some spells of sunshine and with the winds coming down from the north—west, not especially warm, 14—19 degrees. and then we get to the weekend, and high pressure is going to build its way in from the west and high pressure means settled weather. certainly staying dry across pretty much all parts of the uk on saturday and in the south, into sunday, by which time it will be warmer, 24 or 25 degrees. dry for most spots further north as well, but north—western parts 00:57:42,888 --> 2147483052:05:36,158 of scotland could just see a little 2147483052:05:36,158 --> 4294966103:13:29,430 bit of rain at times on sunday.
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