UK coronavirus live: Sunak to set out jobs plan and stamp duty holiday

Follow live updates on the latest on the coronavirus crisis in the UK and Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s summer statement

7.58am BST

That report about hospital parking charges resuming for NHS staff appears to be causing unease in Tory ranks.

.@NickyMorgan01 on parking charges for NHS staff, tells @KayBurley

“I’m sure that’s something that’ll need to be looked at very much again”

“It does seem very strange given how hard our NHS & care wkers have worked over last few mths that this is a decision that’s been taken”

The Government want to scrap free parking for NHS staff, which many thousands rely on. It also helps stop the spread of infection.

We have just a few hours to force them to change its plans.

Retweet and tell the Government to give NHS staff a break.

Many of our NHS staff are still struggling financially and the #coronavirus hasn’t disappeared, why on earth is the government so quick to make our NHS heroes cough up again for excessive parking charges? So insensitive (l could have used stronger language) give them some leeway!

7.54am BST

Many of today’s papers lead on the chancellor’s jobs plan. But the I’s splash focusses on the end of free parking for NHS staff.

Top story: @hendopolis: ‘I: free parking for NHS staff will be scrapped, see more

Tomorrow’s Telegraph front page: “Stamp Duty holiday to kickstart economy”#TomorrowsPapersToday

Tomorrow’s front page:
‘£2bn jobs fund to help young beat virus crisis’#Tomorrowspaperstoday
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Wednesday’s FT: “Sunak devises £2bn jobs scheme to arrest blight on ‘Covid generation'” #BBCPapers #TomorrowsPapersToday (via @hendopolis)

Guardian front page, Wednesday 8 July: Sunak stakes £2bn on job creation plan for under-25s

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