Shoppers wear face masks on Oxford Street in London. Photograph:  Tolga Akmen/AFP via Getty Images

The UK government has increased to 10 days the length of time people with coronavirus symptoms must self-isolate, as it seeks to prevent the surge of (...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson: “The single thing that we didn’t see at the beginning was the extent to which it was being transmitted asymptomatically from person to person.” Photograph:  Jeremy Selwyn/Evening Standard/PA

Boris Johnson has warned of “tough times ahead” as the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said that cases of coronavirus in England have stopped fal(...)

Britain’s chancellor of the exchequer Rishi Sunak delivering his Summer Economic Statement.

British government borrowing surged to a record £128 billion (€142 billion) in the first three months of the 2020/21 financial year, when Covid-19 loc(...)

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Britain’s economy took a first step on the long road to recovery from the Covid-19 crisis in May, as activity began to pick up after lockdown restrict(...)

Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson will set out a plan to speed up recovery on Tuesday. Photograph:  Toby Melville/pool/AFP via Getty Images

Britain’s economy shrank by the most since 1979 in early 2020, according to figures on Tuesday that included the first few days of the coronavirus loc(...)

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UK jobless claims more than doubled to almost 3 million during the virus lockdown, when the closure of businesses across the country put people out of(...)

The OECD says Britain could see one of the developed world’s deepest recessions in 2020

The UK economy shrank at the fastest monthly rate on record in April as the coronavirus lockdown hit demand and activity in all sectors. Output in th(...)

Dido Harding, who is in charge of contact tracing, said the service was not perfect but was fit for purpose. Photograph: Getty

One in three of those infected with coronavirus referred to contact tracers in England have failed to share details of people with whom they have had (...)

Members of UK Parliament queue outside the House of Commons in Westminster as they wait to vote on the future of proceedings, amid a row over how Commons business can take place safely. Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

MPs who are shielding because of coronavirus will be able to take part in debates remotely but will no longer be able to vote without being present at(...)

The report said that people of Bangladeshi ethnicity had approximately twice the risk of death of people who were white British. File photograph: Douglas Las Magno/AFP via Getty Images

Black and Asian people in England are up to 50 per cent more likely to die after becoming infected with Covid-19, an official study said on Tuesday, p(...)

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