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UK finance minister declines to estimate cost of new job support scheme

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s new job support scheme announced on Thursday is very tricky to cost, finance minister Rishi Sunak said when asked to comment on an estimate of 5 billion pounds ($6.4 billion).

Sunak said at a news conference that full costings of the new scheme would come later. He gave a figure of 800 million pounds for a VAT cut also announced earlier on Thursday.

Reporting by David Milliken, writing by Estelle Shirbon; editing by Stephen Addison

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