March 17, 2020 / 5:32 PM / 2 months ago

UK pledges 20 billion pounds to support coronavirus-hit businesses

Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak speaks during a news conference on the ongoing situation with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in London, Britain March 17, 2020. Matt Dunham/Pool via REUTERS

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain will support businesses through the coronavirus crisis with a 20 billion pound direct package, while homeowners will be able to access a three-month mortgage payment holiday, finance minister Rishi Sunak said on Tuesday.

Reporting by Paul Sandle; editing by Kate Holton

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