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Public sector net borrowing, excluding public sector banks (£ million)

£ 5,085 million

2017 MAR

Release date:
25 April 2017

Next release:
23 May 2017
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Public sector finances: Mar 2017

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  • Public sector net borrowing (excluding public sector banks) decreased by £20.0 billion to £52.0 billion in the financial year ending March 2017 (April 2016 to March 2017), compared with the financial year ending March 2016; this is the lowest net borrowing since the financial year ending March 2008.
  • The Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) forecast that public sector net borrowing (excluding public sector banks) would be £51.7 billion during the financial year ending March 2017.
  • Public sector net borrowing (excluding public sector banks) increased by £0.8 billion to £5.1 billion in March 2017, compared with March 2016; this is the highest March borrowing since 2015.
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