Bank of England to directly finance extra government spending

The UK has become the first country to embrace the monetary financing of government to fund the immediate cost of fighting coronavirus, with the Bank of England to directly finance the state’s spending needs on a temporary basis.

The move would allow the government to bypass the bond market until the Covid-19 pandemic subsides, financing unexpected costs such as the job retention scheme where bills will fall due at the end of April.

All countries with their own currency can create money and don’t need to borrow it.

Source: Bank of England to directly finance extra government spending

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