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Primark the star attraction as England's stores reopen after lockdown

福利网站Long queues of shoppers snaked around stores in England on Monday, with discount fashion retailer Primark proving a particular draw as shops reopened their doors after 83 days of lockdown.

Visitors to UK shops remained more than 80% lower in May

Numbers of shoppers in Britain's high streets, retail parks and shopping centres in May were 81.6% lower that the same month a year ago as most non-food stores remained closed due to the coronavirus lockdown, the British Retail Consortium (BRC) said.

MPs urge Sunak to add one million workers to income schemes

British finance minister Rishi Sunak must extend the government's already huge coronavirus income support measures to include over 1 million more workers who have missed out, lawmakers said on Monday.

How to turn around the UK's coronavirus slump - Sunak's options

福利网站British finance minister Rishi Sunak is considering a range of measures, from tax cuts to hiring incentives, as he tries to steer the world's fifth-biggest economy towards recovery after its 25% coronavirus crash in March and April.

English property sales rebound after lockdown ends - Rightmove

Estate agents in England have seen a rebound in house sales since the government eased coronavirus lockdown restrictions on May 13, property website Rightmove said on Monday.

Bank of England's Bailey says we must be ready for further stimulus

福利网站Bank of England Governor Andrew Bailey said the British central bank had to be ready to do more to help the country's economy because of the risk of long-term damage caused by the coronavirus shutdown.

UK economy takes 25% hit from COVID, recovery seen slow

福利网站Britain's economy shrank by a quarter over March and April as entire sectors were shuttered by the coronavirus lockdown in what looks likely to be the bottom of a "catastrophic" crash before a long and slow recovery.

UK public inflation expectations slump due to COVID, BoE says

The British public's long-term expectations for inflation slumped to a record low in May as the coronavirus hit the economy, a quarterly Bank of England survey showed on Friday.

Sunak says COVID-19 lifelines will help economy to recover

福利网站The coronavirus pandemic has had a severe impact on Britain's economy but the steps the government has taken, including supporting salaries, grants and tax cuts will help it to recover, finance minister Rishi Sunak said on Friday.

Factbox: Pandemic-battered British firms lay off tens of thousands

Tens of thousands of jobs have been lost since Britain went into coronavirus-led lockdown. Even as shops and factories begin to reopen, companies continue to lay off staff to cut costs and ride out the pandemic.

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England's schools to get extra funds to help pupils catch up after lockdown

福利网站Schools in England will receive extra funding to help them deal with the impact of lost teaching time during the coronavirus lockdown, the government said on Friday.

Shell-shocked EU seeks elusive unity over coronavirus stimulus

Factbox: EU wrangles over how best to splash cash on recovery