Airlines UK, aviation's industry body, said further losses and tens of thousands of job cuts were now inevitable.

The industry had pleaded with the government for support as one of the most affected by the Covid19 pandemic. In April and May, the number of flights operated by airlines dropped by 90%. Airlines do not expected passenger numbers to return to normal levels for another three years.

A spokesperson for Airlines UK said: "Tens of thousands of jobs lost in aviation and a winter season where we're likely to see connectivity slashed.

"Now the Prime Minister has said the furlough scheme will end in October. Something needs to give and if the government continues to ignore aviation we're going to see our regional airports with fewer connections and more jobs lost across aviation and aerospace."

Retail and fitness

There was also anger among the retail and fitness sectors, with little support coming their way.

Although non-essential retailers have been able to open in England for a few weeks, many are facing serious issues. The industry was calling for tax breaks similar to the VAT cut for the hospitality sector.

In a statement responding to the Statement, the British Retail Consortium (BRC), said: "It was disappointing that the Chancellor did not extend this measure to the retail industry and the three million people it employs.

"It was a missed opportunity and we hope that the government will reconsider this ahead of the autumn Budget."

And while non-essential retailers have been able to re-open, gyms and leisure venues have not. Pure Gym's chief executive, Humphrey Cobbold, said the industry has been "forgotten and ignored".

He said: "It is all very well opening pubs and restaurants - and now subsidising their trade with massive VAT discounts and unlimited meal vouchers - but to be honest it beggars belief that thousands of hard working gym and fitness operators are being left high and dry with no specific support.

"And let's remember, unlike pubs and restaurants, many of whom have been able to earn revenue from off sales and takeaways, gym and fitness operators have had zero revenue for 110 days."