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UK's Sunak says cost-of-living support to reach 37 billion pounds

Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak speaks at the CBI annual dinner, in London

LONDON (Reuters) - British finance minister Rishi Sunak unveiled on Thursday a package of measures to try to ease a cost-of-living crisis for the public, saying the government support would amount to 37 billion pounds ($46.61 billion).

"That means we are supporting families with the cost of living with 37 billion pounds, or one and a half percent of GDP," he told parliament, adding that around three quarters of that total support would go to vulnerable households.

($1 = 0.7939 pounds)

(Reporting by Andy Bruce and Kylie MacLellan, writing Elizabeth Piper)

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