Fears of mass unemployment persist following the statement, the Guardian says, with Mr Sunak being warned he will need to “act far more decisively”. The paper quotes the Unite union saying the refusal to extend the furlough scheme means a “tsunami” of job losses is looming.
The Guardian leads on the same story quoting a senior government source as saying: “There are a variety of different ways to do this. The question is whether the US administration is ready. The ball is in the US’s court. It takes two to tango.”