U.K. creates discount scheme for people to eat out in August

LONDON -- The British government unveiled a package of measures on Wednesday that it hopes will kick-start the economy and limit the anticipated spike in unemployment as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

Treasury chief Rishi Sunak outlined a series of incentives for businesses to retain and hire staff, funding for training and environmental projects, some targeted tax cuts and a new "Eat Out to Help Out" discount scheme.

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