Budget 2020: Government lays out economic plan to combat Covid-19

Rishi Sunak has pledged billions of pounds to combat the economic impact of coronavirus in his first budget as chancellor.

Setting out his budget the chancellor warned that “for a period, it’s going to be tough” and that the UK would see a shrink in “production capacity” and reduction in consumer spending but said he was confident “our economic performance will recover”.

Leila Nathoo looks at what the government had to offer.

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