The chancellor's new wage top-up scheme to replace furlough is aimed at protecting "viable" roles.
Latest figures show 6,634 new coronavirus cases across the UK, taking the total to 416,363.
Class A drugs, £526,000 in cash and 200 weapons are seized in raids across England and Wales.
Backbenchers raise concerns that measures are being brought in without Parliament having a say.
Indecision over civil servants coming into the office has wasted time and goodwill, a union says.