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UK government borrows more than expected in November

By Michele Maatouk

Date: Thursday 21 Dec 2023

LONDON (ShareCast) - (Sharecast News) - The UK government borrowed more than expected last month, according to figures released by the Office for National Statistics on Thursday.
Public sector net borrowing excluding public sector banks came in at 14.3bn. This was below November 2022's 15.2bn but above consensus forecasts of 13bn. It also marked the fourth highest November borrowing since monthly records began in 1993.

Debt interest payments for November surpassed all monthly November figures on record since 1997, coming in at 7.7bn.

For the eight months to November, public sector net borrowing excluding banks was 116.4bn - up by 24.4bn on the same period a year earlier and the second highest financial year-to-November borrowing on record.

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