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UK's Sunak says he would rethink spending plans if debt costs jump

LONDON, March 12 (Reuters) - British finance minister Rishi Sunak said he would reconsider his big public spending plans if government borrowing costs, which have touched record lows amid the coronavirus crisis recently, rose sharply.

"At the moment, what we're spending on servicing our the lowest it's been as a percentage of GDP for decades and that's what we're taking advantage of," Sunak told LBC radio on Thursday.

"If that changed dramatically, then we would have to look at what we're doing but that is certainly not the case today and we're taking steps to protect us against that happening." (Writing by William Schomberg Editing by Elizabeth Howcroft)