During the spring lockdown, he set up “walking markets” for local entrepreneurs like himself, where people sell from stalls in their driveway, garden or garage. He also found success selling the chocolates online. People were buying them as gifts to be posted out to teachers, or for birthdays in lockdown.
Mr Sunak has warned that unemployment could rise to 2.6m by the middle of next year. Meanwhile, the Resolution Foundation think-tank has warned that the Covid-crisis could dent average pay packets by £1,200.