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The UK authorities borrowed £14.9bn in October, greater than a 12 months earlier and the second-highest determine for the month on report, in keeping with official figures that affirm the continued stress on the general public funds.
Within the monetary 12 months to October, the deficit was £98.3bn, which was £21.9bn greater than in the identical seven-month interval final 12 months however lower than was forecast by the Workplace for Funds Accountability in March 2023.
Jeremy Hunt, the chancellor, stated: “We met our pledge to halve inflation, however we should carry on supporting the Financial institution of England to drive inflation right down to 2 per cent. Meaning being accountable with the nation’s funds.
“At my Autumn Assertion tomorrow, I’ll concentrate on how we enhance enterprise funding and get folks again into work to ship the expansion our nation wants.”
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