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Margaret Canning

Chancellor provides ray of light in summer statement but dollops of medicine among the spoonfuls of sugar

Margaret Canning

For a politician who’s risen to prominence in a time of tribulation, Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak has still managed to be something of a ray of light.

He managed to soothe the fears of millions of workers and employers with the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and later - thought not quite to the same extent - assuaged the fears of the self-employed with the self-employed income support scheme (SEISS).