Here are the business, motoring and news headlines for Thursday, September 10
Mass testing plans could cost up to £100bn
Ambitious mass testing plans that could keep hopes of Christmas parties alive would cost as much as £100bn, according to reports.
Leaked documents seen by the BMJ suggest that the ‘Operation Moonshot’ project – which would see millions of UK-wide tests carried out daily – could have a price tag close to that of the £114bn budget given to NHS England in 2018/19.
Boris Johnson believes the scheme could help sport and entertainment venues reopen fully and allow people to socially mix in large groups again with on-the-day tests.
‘Lifeline’ grants vowed for businesses shut by local lockdowns
Cash grants will be available to businesses ordered to close due to local lockdowns in England, the government has said.
Chief Secretary to the Treasury