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Boris Johnson’s Covid plan B looks destined to stay on the shelf

Analysis: the PM seems oddly unenthusiastic about clampdown proposals he himself is supposed to have concocted * Coronavirus – latest updates * See all our coronavirus coverage For a plan that was supposedly devised by Boris Johnson, the government appears to have devoted significant resources toward showing its plan B for Covid this winter would have high costs and minimal effect. No 10 has attempted to distance itself from this morning’s leaked Treasury documents, which have suggested that a return to home working would cause up to £18bn of damage to the UK economy over five months. It also notes that home working is likely to have only a moderate effect on transmission. Continue reading...

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