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Keep Spending: What U.K. Businesses Want From Sunak’s Budget

Feb. 11, 2021, 12:01 AM

The leaders of the U.K.’s most influential business groups, who frequently help shape government policy, urged Rishi Sunak to keep spendingto help British companies survive.

As the economy struggles to rebound from its deepest slump in three centuries, the five biggest industry organizations want the chancellor of the exchequer to extend coronavirus support and spur investment in his budget on March 3.

The pandemic has forced Sunak to expand the role of the state in ways unimaginable when he became finance minister a year ago.

The views of the so-called B5 group -- made up of the Confederation ...