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1.54pm GMT

Here are the main points from the Downing Street lobby briefing.

Cabinet was updated on the final stages of the EU negotiations, with David Frost and his team currently in Brussels.

The PM said that his position hasn’t changed: the UK is keen to secure a deal with the EU, but not at the cost of our core principles around sovereignty and control over our laws, borders, money – and our fish.

Latest @YouGov @thetimes poll. In hindsight #Brexit right 38 (-3); wrong 51 (+2). Fwork 11-12.11 (ch since 4-5.11). Record high % wrong and record high lead of wrong over right. https://t.co/hjowAP8zYz

The natural rate of R is about 3 and in all parts of the country, including the areas that were in tier 1 [before the England-wide lockdown] it was very significantly below that. So the measures were having an impact on controlling the virus.

The government is committed to supporting international development and helping the world’s poorest people. But we are looking at how the aid budget is spent, ensuring it serves the UK’s priorities and represents value for money.

As [Robert Jenrick, the communities secretary, said in an interview this morning], it is legitimate to consider where savings can be made when the public finances are under huge strain.

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The PM said it is vital to achieving a green recovery, and delivering new jobs through public and private investment. The PM said it will drive down emissions by creating and using clean power; and level-up the country by pioneering new technology and energy supply in our towns and regions.

1.37pm GMT

The Downing Street lobby briefing has just ended. And here is one of the top lines

We are piloting these in a wide variety of settings at the moment. We are using them in schools, universities, workplaces, Liverpool.

In No 10 we are taking part in a pilot where some staff have access to a lateral flow test if they wish to.

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