UK deputy finance minister says economic recovery is fragile

Weekly cabinet meeting at Downing Street in London

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's economic recovery from the coronavirus crisis is fragile despite signs of a pick-up in activity in recent months, deputy finance minister Stephen Barclay said after new support for jobs was announced on Thursday.

"After what was a very severe contraction in the economy, we had seen over recent months some recovery, but obviously that recovery is fragile," Barclay, who is Chief Secretary to the Treasury, told Sky News.

(Reporting by Alistair Smout, Editing by Paul Sandle)