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Coronavirus: How much COVID-19 is costing the UK government

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The government borrowed a record £62bn last month to pay for the ballooning costs of the COVID-19 pandemic - especially the job retention scheme.

This is almost three times higher than the amount borrowed in April 2012 during the last economic recession.

Sources of government revenue - like VAT receipts - have fallen as consumers spend less on household goods and clothing.

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