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Sunak prepares to break ‘triple lock’ state pension pledge – FT

British finance minister Rishi Sunak is planning to break the Conservative Party’s “triple lock” state pension pledge, the Financial Times reported, saying the Treasury fears the policy may become unaffordable due to the economic fallout of the coronavirus outbreak.

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UK-EU talks involving Johnson and von der Leyen on June 15- FT

High-level talks between Britain and the European Union involving Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Commission President Ursula von der Leyen will take place on June 15, Financial Times reporter Jim Brunsden tweeted, citing sources.

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UK PM plans Brexit talks with EU’s von der Leyen, warned to reach deal pre-autumn – FT

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is planning to hold Brexit talks with European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen in June, with UK officials warning Johnson that an agreement was needed before autumn, the Financial Times newspaper reported.

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Britain to launch big stimulus package before summer – FT

Britain’s government is planning to launch a big stimulus package before the summer with a focus on creating jobs and infrastructure projects to help drag the economy out of the coronavirus crisis, the Financial Times reported.

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FT analysis sees UK coronavirus death toll at 41,000

The novel coronavirus outbreak has caused as many as 41,000 deaths in the United Kingdom, according to a Financial Times analysis of statistics office data.