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UK’s Sunak says: We cannot protect every job

Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak visits Peak Scientific, a Scottish manufacturer of gas generators for analytical laboratories in Glasgow

LONDON (Reuters) – British finance minister Rishi Sunak said on Tuesday that the government was unable to protect every job affected by COVID-19, after official figures showed the biggest fall since 2009 in the number of people in work.

“I’ve always been clear that we can’t protect every job, but … we have a clear plan to protect, support and create jobs to ensure that nobody is left without hope,” he said.

(Reporting by Guy Faulconbridge and Sarah Young, writing by David Milliken)

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