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UK's Sunak says he knows people are worried about coming months

LONDON, Oct 9 (Reuters) - British finance minister said on Friday he knew many people were worried about the coming months, in comments that followed a disappointing set of economic growth figures for August.

“Today’s figures show our economy has grown for four consecutive months, but I know that many people are worried about the coming winter months,” Sunak said in a statement, adding that it was his goal to protect as many jobs as possible.

Britain’s economy grew much more slowly than expected in August, setting back its recovery from the coronavirus lockdown, with much of what growth there was down to a one-off government restaurant subsidy programme, official data showed. (Reporting by Alistair Smout and Andy Bruce, Editing by Paul Sandle)

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