Many of the front pages preview the chancellor’s summer statement. The Times says Rishi Sunak will announce a £2bn work placement scheme, paying the wages of young people for six months to “kickstart” their careers and ensure they do not “bear the brunt” of the economic crisis.
The Times says a secret dossier has been drawn up by the government on the impact of coronavirus on the economy, revealing that sectors such as the automotive industry, retail and the arts are facing significant job cuts and revenue losses.
Tougher coronavirus restrictions impacting tens of millions of people throughout January are needed to avoid yet another national lockdown. The Times reports on that warning by Boris Johnson.Read more here.