The effects of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic are not fully captured in this release, meaning that estimates of national accounts-based (accrued) tax receipts, borrowing and gross domestic product (GDP) in particular are subject to greater than usual uncertainty.
Central government net cash requirement (central government net cash requirement excluding UK Asset Resolution Ltd, Network Rail and the COVID Corporate Finance Facility) in April 2020 was £63.5 billion, £73.3 billion more than in April 2019; the highest cash requirement in any month on record (records began in April 1984).
Central government net cash requirement in the latest full financial year was £56.5 billion, £19.6 billion more than in the previous financial year; the highest cash requirement in any financial year since the financial year ending March 2017.
The UK's report to the European Commission under the Maastricht Treaty showing the actual and planned deficit (net borrowing) and gross debt (all financial liabilities) of central and local government.
An update to previous wider measures of government debt articles, to support the release of the latest supplementary information on contingent liabilities and other potential obligations outside the public sector finances reporting framework.