If you want to receive twice-daily briefings like this by email, sign up to the Front Page newsletter here. For two-minute audio updates, try The Briefing - on podcasts, smart speakers and WhatsApp. MPs demand more details on Covid plan's impact The Prime Minister is braced for a damaging rebellion today. Boris Johnson's plan to put England into a new tier system faces being severely undermined, with the Labour Party and scores of Tory MPs refusing to back it. His new coronavirus policy, which is expected to maintain tight curbs until the spring, is likely to be passed by a minority of MPs in a Commons vote tonight. As Political Editor Gordon Rayner explains, Mr Johnson's authority on the policy will be hugely dented. It came as an official assessment of the impact of the new tiers was ridiculed by Conservative MPs as a "cut and paste" job strewn with errors. Last night, it was reported that a Whitehall dossier had been prepared giving "granular" detail on the impact of coronavirus on nearly 40 areas of the economy. Read what the published document does - and does not - say. Cartoonist Blower sums up Mr Johnson's dilemma. The tier system (read the full rules) replaces lockdown tomorrow and will leave 99pc of the country in the two highest levels. Ethnic groups will be given priority for rapid Covid-19 testing as part of plans to help areas move out of Tier 3. In Tier 2, if you wish to have an alcoholic drink in licensed premises, you are required to simultaneously consume a "substantial meal". After a Cabinet minister claimed a Scotch egg would count, Guy Kelly has been thinking creatively to identify six simple ways to justify spending hours eating - and drinking. And, on the first day of December, Matt takes festive inspiration for today's cartoon. Arcadia collapse threatens jobs and pensions Thousands of pension scheme members at Sir Philip Green's Arcadia retail empire have been plunged into uncertainty weeks before Christmas after the business became the biggest Covid casualty on the high street. Arcadia's 444 UK stores - including Topshop, Topman, Dorothy Perkins and Evans outlets - will remain open after Deloitte's appointment as administrator. Its 13,000 staff face the threat of mass job losses as insolvency experts race to find a buyer. Former Topshop brand director Jane Shepherdson writes for us about how everything changed when Sir Philip took over - and how the chain lost its way. Pictured: Sailor clings to sinking boat for two days A sailor was found clinging to his capsized boat after going missing for two days near Florida. Stuart Bee, 62, disappeared on Stingray, his 32ft motorboat, after setting out on Friday. He was eventually found on Sunday, 86 miles off shore, by the crew of a container ship. Photographs show Mr Bee holding on to the last remaining part of his vessel's hull before what coast guard officials called an "incredible" rescue. At a glance: More coronavirus headlines F1 | Lewis Hamilton tests positive for coronavirus Vaccine | GPs warn roll-out plan could bankrupt them Off piste | Ski resorts may have to remain closed, says WHO 'Special way' | Switzerland halves new infections without lockdown North Korea | Kim Jong-un 'given coronavirus vaccine by China' Also in the news: Today's other headlines Reprieve - then murder charge | A convicted Jamaican criminal who successfully fought his deportation after being released from prison has been charged with murder. The man was removed from the flight after it is understood he claimed it was a breach of his rights. Charles Hymas reports that, within eight months, he was charged with the murder of a young man, attempted murder and the possession of a banned weapon. Bar to be raised | Asylum rights of appeal to be curbed Queen's war hero | Equerry in three-day battle with Taliban 'No reason to panic' | Second mystery monolith found in Romania 'Beautiful, not natural' | Clan chief's £1m to rewild Skye estate Helena Bonham Carter | 'Warn viewers The Crown is fiction' Around the world: Iran to intensify nuclear funding Iran's defence minister promised to double spending on the nuclear research organisation once headed by Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, during a fiery speech at the funeral for the assassinated scientist described as Iran's nuclear weapons guru. Middle East Correspondent Campbell MacDiarmid has our report. View more striking world pictures.