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Britain preparing for rise in unemployment, work minister says

Members of Britain's cabinet meet at Downing Street in London

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain is preparing for a rise in unemployment after a government furlough scheme initially helped stave off job losses from the COVID-19 pandemic, work and pensions minister Therese Coffey said on Tuesday.

"We are preparing for potentially further increases in unemployment," she told BBC radio.

(Reporting by Alistair Smout)

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