COVID-19: Chancellor says there will be no return to austerity

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Published on 22 Nov 2020, 10:56
Chancellor Rishi Sunak says there will be no return to austerity in his spending review on Wednesday.

Mr Sunak did not deny reports that he could impose a pay cap on millions of public sector workers, but said decisions had to be taken "in the context of the wider economic climate".

Borrowing in October hit £22.3bn due to the cost of the pandemic, with public sector debt over £2 trillion.

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