Speeches in Parliament

Coronavirus job retention scheme extended by four months

I announce the extension of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme until the end of October.

By that point, we will have provided eight months of support to British people and businesses. 

Until the end of July, there will be no changes to the scheme whatsoever.

More measures to support small business

I announce the introduction of Bounce Back Loans for small businesses and take Questions from MPs on this and ther support measures introduced to help the economy during the Covid-19 emegency.

Treasury Select Committee

Answering questions from the Treasury Select Committee about the Government's measures to support individuals and businesses affected by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Delivering the Budget Statement 2020

I delivered my first Budget to a packed House of Commons.

I announced a raft of measures to support people and businesses while the country meets the challenge of Coronavirus/COVID-19, to level up the economy and to deliver on our promises to the British people.

Boosting councils' spending power

Concluding the debate on the Local Government Finance Settlement - which sets out local councils' spending powers for 2019/20.