Government borrowing

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Drop in UK growth forecast limits chancellor’s budget wriggle room
OBR tells Jeremy Hunt he will have £9bn less income to factor amid falling tax receiptstax receipts

Phillip Inman

25, Jan, 2023 @12:42 PM

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Big budget giveaways look unlikely as Hunt forced to borrow more
Chancellor likely to tread cautiously after record December budget deficit

Larry Elliott Economics editor

24, Jan, 2023 @11:37 AM

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Energy support sends UK government borrowing to December record
Spending exceeds receipts by £27.4bn, as higher interest payments also contribute to deficit

Larry Elliott Economics editor

24, Jan, 2023 @7:54 AM

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Five charts that show the UK’s economic prospects in 2023
Inflation, faltering GDP and rising unemployment are all on the cards for the country this year

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

29, Dec, 2022 @1:03 PM

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In 2022 Liz Truss tried to bin economic orthodoxy – but what is it?
Rishi Sunak soon rowed back from his predecessor’s chaotic experiment, reasserting the seven pillars of UK Treasury wisdom

Larry Elliott Economics editor

27, Dec, 2022 @3:00 PM

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Energy bills support pushes UK borrowing to November record of £22bn
Government borrowed £13.9bn more in month than year earlier, a level not seen since records began in 1993

Joanna Partridge and Richard Partington

21, Dec, 2022 @8:42 AM

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UK borrows more as energy support begins and economy slows
Losses on government bonds and higher debt interest caused by rising inflation add to October figure

Larry Elliott Economics editor

22, Nov, 2022 @8:55 AM

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What on earth is going on with the massive Bulb bailout? | Nils Pratley
£4.6bn is an eye-watering amount for consumers to stump up – transparency from the government is long overdue

Nils Pratley

21, Nov, 2022 @6:30 PM

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How the autumn statement brought back the ‘squeezed middle’
Respected thinktanks say Jeremy Hunt’s policies will shock Middle England, with higher taxes here to stay

Larry Elliott

18, Nov, 2022 @2:11 PM

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Jeremy Hunt says he has not ‘ducked difficult decisions’ as OBR says living standards growth wiped out – as it happened
Chancellor denies postponing financial pain as fiscal watchdog’s figures show eight years of income growth wiped out

Harry Taylor (now); Andrew Sparrow and Graeme Wearden (earlier)

17, Nov, 2022 @8:45 PM

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Worst fall in UK living standards since records began, says OBR
Spending watchdog says Britain is in recession and unemployment will rise by 500,000

Anna Isaac

17, Nov, 2022 @2:20 PM

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Five charts that will shape the UK’s autumn statement
Plans are afoot to cut government borrowing with the economy on the brink of recession and the highest inflation for decades

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

17, Nov, 2022 @6:00 AM

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