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Rishi Sunak warns ‘economic emergency has only just begun’ – BBC News

The pandemic will deal lasting damage to growth and jobs, the chancellor has warned.



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By Szu Ping ChanBusiness reporter, BBC News
media captionChancellor Rishi Sunak: Coronavirus to leave ‘long-term scarring’ on UK economy
The “economic emergency” caused by Covid-19 has only just begun, according to chancellor Rishi Sunak, as he warned the pandemic would deal lasting damage to growth and jobs.
Official forecasts now predict the biggest economic decline in 300 years.
The UK economy is expected to shrink by 11.3% this year and not return to its pre-crisis size until the end of 2022.

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