The Guardian view on lockdown economics: protect and survive | Editorial

The government must do more to provide economic security for those suffering from Covid-19 restrictions and…

Our incompetent leaders played down coronavirus to protect the economy

The catastrophe facing the UK is a direct result of our government’s obsession with libertarian issues.…

UK coronavirus: calls for national lockdown as about 560,000 people in England had Covid last week – as it happened

This live blog is now closed. For all the latest coronavirus updates from around the world,…

'It would pay for one worker': tier 2 businesses on latest Covid funding

Hospitality and leisure bosses welcome grants but remain wary of uncertain future Coronavirus – latest updates…

Rishi Sunak to unveil fourth Covid support package for ailing firms

Chancellor to meet employers groups and unions amid pressure from lockdown-hit areas Coronavirus – latest updates…

UK coronavirus live: Hancock says financial support 'remains on the table' after Greater Manchester tier 3 imposed

Boris Johnson confirms strictest tier 3 restrictions from Friday but confusion persists over funding available to…

England's hospitality bosses prepare legal challenge to Covid lockdowns

Exclusive: industry leaders say government should show scientific basis for restrictions Coronavirus – latest updates See…

Welcome to libertarian Covid fantasy land – that’s Sweden to you and me | Nick Cohen

The right fails to recognise that the Swedes’ real virtue in this pandemic is their social…

'It’s a nightmare': the business owners left behind by Sunak's winter plan

Ineligible for support or unable to trade, small business owners and freelancers voice their concerns Key…

'I can't save every job': Rishi Sunak defends new Covid-19 job protection scheme – video

The chancellor has defended his decision to replace the government’s furlough scheme with a plan that…