According to The Guardian, The International Monetary Fund has warned that the world faces the worst recession since the Great Depression.  There is pressure on the government from each country to provide income or grants to individuals and businesses to simply survive the pandemic and keep food on the table and bills paid. One of those schemes being Furlough. The government agreed to pay an 80% contribution to wages of workers up to £2,500 each per month, the UK government had received applications for furlough payments from more than 387,000 firms to provide interim incomes for more than 2.8 million people, an intervention that has cost at least £2bn so far. (24/4/20) 
- Lower interest rates that mean cheaper loans for businesses and households
- Offering banks and building societies long-term funding with interest rates at, or close to, 0.1%. This will reduce the interest rate they pass on to customers.
- Working closely with HM Government to support large businesses by offering them cash for their corporate debt. This will help them to keep paying wages and their suppliers, even if they have serious cash flow problems.
- Freezing dividend payments to shareholders and cutting cash bonuses to senior staff