Chancellor warns of 'economic emergency' in Spending Review as borrowing hits £394bn

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Chancellor Rishi Sunak delivered his one-year Spending Review
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Chancellor Rishi Sunak delivered his one-year Spending Review

The Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak has warned that the UK’s “economic emergency has only just begun”, as he revealed that the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) has forecast the economy will contract this year by 11.3% - the largest fall in output for more than 300 years.

In his Spending Review for 2021-22, the Chancellor announced that the UK is forecast to borrow £394bn - accounting for 19% of GDP, which is the highest recorded level of borrowing in peacetime history....

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