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Silicon Valley Bank Collapse Leaves Over 200 UK Firms Unable to Pay Staff

The collapse of Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) has caused over 200 UK firms to struggle with paying their staff. The UK government is taking steps to stabilize the affected tech firms and minimize the damage to these companies.

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UK Government Intervenes to Protect Tech Firms

The UK treasury is working to prevent harm to the country's promising tech companies after the SVB collapse. Problems for these firms could arise as early as Monday without government assistance. The government, including Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, Chancellor Jeremy Hunt, and Bank of England Governor Andrew Bailey, have been working to address the issue and come up with a solution.

SVB Collapse Dominates Headlines and Causes Concern

The recent collapse of SVB Financial, the largest bank failure since 2008, has dominated headlines and raised concern in the financial sector. The closure has had an impact overseas as well, affecting UK firms. While the UK's financial industry remains unscathed, some of the country's most promising tech and life science companies are at risk, according to Chancellor Jeremy Hunt.