UK wants to save jobs but can't save every job: PM

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson wears a face mask as he walks outside Downing Street in London, Britain, September 30, 2020. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

LONDON (Reuters) - The UK government is trying to save as many jobs as it can but it won’t be able to save every job, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Wednesday.

“We’re doing everything we can to save every job in the country,” he said when asked about the 200,000 jobs in London’s hospitality sector which will be at risk when the furlough scheme ends in October.

“But of course things are tough, and as the chancellor has said, alas we cannot save every job.”

Reporting by Guy Faulconbridge and William James, writing by Sarah Young