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UK's Sunak authorises bailout to rescue strategically important companies

Under the plan, which is named "Project Birch", the finance minister has raised the UK Treasury's capacity to handle bespoke bailouts of "viable" companies which have exhausted all options

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Rishi Sunak | UK economy

British Finance Minister has authorised a bailout plan to rescue companies that are seen as strategically important, with the Treasury saying it may step in to support crucial businesses on a "last resort" basis after other options run out.

The Treasury said it may try to save those companies whose failure will "disproportionately harm the economy", the Reuters reported.testing.. we are here....

"In exceptional circumstances, where a viable company has exhausted all options and its failure would disproportionately harm the economy, we may consider support on a 'last resort' basis," a spokeswoman from the Treasury said in an emailed statement.

"We are putting in place sensible contingency planning and any such support would be on terms that protect the taxpayer," the statement added.

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First Published: Mon, May 25 2020. 17:13 IST
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