- Public Policy Research Tuesday found that the nation’s debt-to-GDP ratio could reach 120%
UK Govt. printing its own money?
The U.K. government comes to the rescue of workers furloughed by the pandemic, recompensing the wages of 10 million jobs. The support forms part of a package that has so far totaled almost 40 billion pounds according to new figures published Tuesday.
The announcement came on the day the U.K. reported claims for jobless benefits spiked the most on record in April.
Treasury wage –subsidy plan has come at a cost in excess of 22 Billion Pounds as the number of workers claiming support continues to surge.
It’s slightly worrisome on measures Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak will take to support the funds.
A study by the Institute for Public Policy Research Tuesday found that the nation’s debt-to-GDP ratio could reach 120% if the lockdown lasts three months.
Bank of England stimulus scheme as kept borrowing at a minimum, the IPPR said even a doubling of the U.K.’s debt would still leave the Treasury paying less to service as a share of tax receipts, than at almost any time since 1950.
Meanwhile, the Treasury seem unfazed as it announced on Tuesday a fourfold increase from the previous level – The Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme has 200 million pounds in the vaults.
The Treasury is putting checks to borrowing over drive by subjecting loans over 50 million pounds to restriction on dividend payments, senior pay, bonuses and share buy-backs during the time frame.