Britain's chancellor to do 'whatever it takes' to protect businesses

Britain’s chancellor of the exchequer is set to tell lawmakers he will do “whatever it takes” to protect Britons and businesses during the coronavirus crisis when he unveils the state of the economy to lawmakers on Wednesday. Rishi Sunak is expected to use his annual budget speech to tell the British Parliament that he will extend the government’s novel pandemic wage payment scheme, called furlough, until September and give 410 million pounds (573 million dollars) in funding to support Britain’s badly hit culture sector. Other areas he will touch on include taxes and further funding for the he…

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