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Despite the chancellor’s warnings that the UK will have to tackle “the scale of the economic shock” caused by the pandemic, the Treasury will stick with plans to boost funding for schools and police, the Financial Times reports. The paper describes this as a “last hurrah”. School spending will rise by 4.6% in 2021-22 and the government is on track to enlist 20,000 new police officers by 2023, the paper adds.