Leicester Mercury

Debt hits record high


THE UK’s national debt hit a record £2.06 trillion at the end of September, up £259.6 billion in six months, according to new data from the Office for National Statistics.

It pushed borrowing up to 103.5% of gross domestic product after the public sector borrowed around £36.1 billion in September – pushing the debt to GDP ratio to the highest levels since 1960.

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