Boost public spending to tackle Covid second wave, IMF tells UK


Institution tells Britain to forget rising debt and spend to protect jobs and companies and improve infrastructure

Britain should boost spending to tackle the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic without worrying about its growing debt levels, the International Monetary Fund has said.

In its six-monthly health check of the UK economy, the Washington-based organisation warned on Thursday that the UK faced a difficult winter that was likely to depress economic growth and increase the number of jobs lost, especially among those with few skills.

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