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UK borrowing soars to cope with impact of virus

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The furlough scheme means the government is paying the wages of more than 6.3 million people
The government borrowed
Jonathan Athow, deputy national statistician at the ONS, described April's figure as "pretty much unprecedented".He told the BBC: "Borrowing now is about six times what it was [in April] last year, so we are talking about some really significant changes in the government finances."
Office for National Statistics
UK economy
Coronavirus pandemic
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