Britain’s Chancellor has announced a 330 billion pound support package to help businesses through the Coronavirus crisis. Rishi Sunak said the country is facing an economic emergency and now is “the time to be bold” . He vowed that the UK Government would do whatever it takes to support the economy with many businesses already suffering the effects of this week’s Coronavirus restrictions.
Laura Kuenssberg, Faisal Islam, Hugh Pym, Branwen Jeffreys and David Shukman report for the BBC News at Ten
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Islam is an Abrahamic monotheistic religion teaching that Muhammad is the final and ultimate messenger of God. It is the world’s second-largest religion with 1.8 billion followers or 24.1% of the world’s population, known as Muslims. Muslims make up a majority of the population in 49 countries.
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In This Story: Laura Kuenssberg
Laura Juliet Kuenssberg is a British journalist. In July 2015 she succeeded Nick Robinson as Political Editor of BBC News, the first woman to hold the position.
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In This Story: Rishi Sunak
Rish Sunak is a British Conservative Party MP, who was originally elected as a Member of Parliament in the Richmond (Yorks) constituency in 2015.
His father-in-law is billionaire founder of Indian IT giant, Infosys, NR Narayana Murthy.
Sunak experienced a meteoric rise, first to be selected for the “safest” Conservative seat in the UK, he would later become the UK Chancellor of the Exchequer in under five years.