May 13, 2020 / 1:41 PM / 24 days ago

UK PM Johnson backs finance minister on financing of COVID measures

LONDON, May 13 (Reuters) - Boris Johnson supports the approach of his finance minister, agreeing it is too soon to look at how to fund the longer-term financing cost of measures to mitigate the impact of the coronavirus, a spokesman for the British prime minister said.

“We will set the date of the budget in the normal way,” Johnson’s political spokesman told journalists on Wednesday. (Reporting by Elizabeth Piper; editing by Michael Holden)

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