Boris Johnson pledges £1.6bn in spending to kickstart economy after UK COVID-19 crisis

The prime minister has said it would be a ‘mistake’ to return to austerity after the coronavirus pandemic.

The government has promised a decade-long schools rebuilding plan, with £1bn for 50 projects and another £560m for school repairs.

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer said the PM is not acting quickly enough to protect jobs and called for a July budget.

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