15% of GDP

15% of GDP

The UK government’s rescue package to businesses worth £330bn amounts to 15% of gross domestic product (GDP).

The state loan guarantees worth £330bn along with a further £20bn of financial handouts will help struggling businesses cope with the economic catastrophe caused by the rapid spread of coronavirus in the UK.

The rescue package comes on top of £7bn of financial support for businesses announced in last week’s Budget and is equal to 15% of the country’s gross domestic product.

Read more about the measures announced to support businesses here.

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