The Japanese car maker has told the BBC its Sunderland plant is secure for the long term.
Government borrowing hit £34.1bn last month, as the cost of pandemic support measures weighed on the economy.
Clothing sales were hit hardest, with the sector seeing a 25% drop in sales last year.
A leaked document outlines plans to encourage people with Covid symptoms to get tested and stay home.
Police say the 'level of violence' unleashed on the 15-year-old in broad daylight is 'inconceivable'.