Johnson revamps agenda to meet worst British recession in 300 years

For Johnson, the priority will be to focus on reasserting his broader political mission in the age of the virus, one person said. Foto: Ben Stansall

Boris Johnson plans to reset his government's agenda with a major speech and a financial statement to prepare Britain for the new reality after the coronavirus pandemic.

Amid forecasts of the worst recession in 300 years, Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak is drawing up options to bolster the economy as the government withdraws its vast package of financial support in the months ahead, according to people familiar with the matter...

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