July 16, 2020 / 6:51 AM / 25 days ago

UK business minister says jobs data would have been worse without govt support

LONDON, July 16 (Reuters) - British Business Secretary Alok Sharma said the unemployment data would have been worse had the government not supported millions of people through the novel coronavirus crisis.

“If we hadn’t provided this support, we would be in a far worse position,” Sharma told the BBC on Thursday. “The cost of inaction would have been much greater than the cost of action.” (Reporting by Guy Faulconbridge; editing by Sarah Young)

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