UK public borrowing hits record high

28 July, 2011


This morning’s public borrowing figures showed the worst April on record with a net public borrowing figure of £7.71bn. Analysts had expected a figure nearer £4bn, so fears have grown that the UK economy is still far from a sustainable road to recovery.

The Pound fell sharply on the news, and now tomorrow’s GDP revision is even more critical, as any further disappointing data will be likely to weigh strongly on sterling. The GDP revision is published at 9.30am tomorrow.