Public debt soars on Tory watch

MS - 22 February 2019

BRITAIN’S public debt at the end of last month was £40.5 billion higher than at the same time last year, according to Office of National Statistics (ONS) data released yesterday.

The debt at the end of January, excluding public-sector banks, stood at £1,782.1bn, equating to 82.6 per cent of GDP.

Debt, excluding the Bank of England alone, was £1,596.7bn, an increase of £26.9bn on January 2018... See more