Covid mini-budget live: Latest analysis and reaction

COVID MINI-BUDGET LIVE: A stamp duty holiday, kickstarter jobs and help to eat out – analysis, reaction and verdicts on the Chancellor’s emergency measures – and what it means for you

  • Chancellor Rishi Sunak delivering a speech at 12.30pm 
  • Will there be a green home scheme, stamp duty and/or VAT cut? 
  • Follow the latest build-up, the speech itself and aftermath with our live blog

This unique summer statement comes as Britain stares into the economic abyss after the coronavirus pandemic caused havoc on everyday life.

Almost four months ago, Chancellor Rishi Sunak delivered his maiden Budget speech as the Covid crisis flared up. Today, he is expected to reel off a number of measures to give British households and businesses the help they need to recover from lockdown. 

Millions face job insecurity. Many sectors are facing pressures never seen before in modern history. What can Mr Sunak and the Government do to pull us back from the brink?

Coronavirus budget: The Chancellor is under pressure to announce measures to help the jobs market and the economy

Follow This is Money’s live blog below for the best analysis, reaction and charts from the experts and our own journalists as it happens – as well as what you the readers are saying in our comments section and on social media.

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