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LONDON (Reuters) – British luxury brand Burberry will continue to pay its employees who are unable to fulfil their roles because of store or site closures during the coronavirus crisis and will not rely on government help, it said on Friday.

The group, which warned last month its fourth quarter sales would be 30% lower due to the pandemic, said it was continuing to look hard at its cost base, reducing spend on non-essential areas.

While many UK companies have utilised the government’s furlough scheme, which sees employees paid 80% of their salary, Burberry said it would not rely on government support for jobs in

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