United Kingdom Public Sector Net Borrowing

Country:
United Kingdom
GBP, Pound sterling
Sector:
Government
Low £-15.759 B £-12.651 B
£2.142 B
Last release Importance Actual Forecast
Previous
£-3.434 B
£-15.759 B
Next release Actual Forecast
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Public Sector Net Borrowing shows the difference between total expenditure (current spendings plus net investments) and income (current receipts, mainly taxes) of the public sector during the given month.

The UK's public sector consists of five subsectors:

  • Central Government
  • Local government
  • Public non-financial corporations
  • Bank of England
  • Public financial corporations (or public sector banks, that is, currently only Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS)).

Figures in this report are not adjusted for inflation and are expressed in current prices.

If the difference between expenditure and income is positive, this speaks of a deficit. This means that the public debt is growing. Historically, the public sector debt is accumulated for many years, by several generations of governments. It is repaid mainly through the issuance of gilts and Treasury Bills.

The indicator is calculated monthly, but due to data volatility, the analysis of annual data provides a clearer picture of the state of public funds.

A change in the UK's public sector net borrowings normally does not affect the pound sterling quotes by itself. This indicator should be interpreted along with other variables.

Last values:

actual data

forecast

The chart of the entire available history of the "United Kingdom Public Sector Net Borrowing" macroeconomic indicator. The dashed line shows the forecast values ​​of the economic indicator for the specified dates.

A significant deviation of a real value from a forecast one may cause a short-term strengthening or weakening of a national currency in the Forex market. The threshold values ​​of the indicators signaling the approach of the critical state of the national (local) economy occupy a special place.

Date (GMT)
Reference
Actual
Forecast
Previous
Jan 2019
£-15.759 B
£-12.651 B
£2.142 B
Dec 2018
£2.112 B
£6.252 B
Nov 2018
£6.345 B
£5.625 B
£5.569 B
Oct 2018
£7.956 B
£8.347 B
£1.981 B
Sep 2018
£3.259 B
£2.725 B
£4.759 B
Aug 2018
£5.889 B
£3.78 B
£-3.936 B
Jul 2018
£-2.872 B
£-5.559 B
£3.313 B
Jun 2018
£4.53 B
£0.277 B
£3.852 B
May 2018
£3.356 B
£9.733 B
£5.268 B
Apr 2018
£6.23 B
£7.301 B
£-0.811 B
Mar 2018
£-0.262 B
£7.749 B
£-0.407 B
Feb 2018
£-0.272 B
£2.217 B
£-11.719 B
Jan 2018
£-11.62 B
£-4.656 B
£0.28 B
Dec 2017
£0.979 B
£4.539 B
£6.645 B
Nov 2017
£8.118 B
£11.163 B
£7.249 B
Oct 2017
£7.464 B
£5.831 B
£4.432 B
Sep 2017
£5.326 B
£5.454 B
£4.14 B
Aug 2017
£5.093 B
£5.454 B
£-1.292 B
Jul 2017
£-0.76 B
£-8.548 B
£5.673 B
Jun 2017
£6.278 B
£3.362 B
£6.388 B
May 2017
£5.993 B
£8.675 B
Apr 2017
£9.648 B
£2.335 B
Mar 2017
£4.365 B
£-0.656 B
Feb 2017
£1.1 B
£-9.824 B
Jan 2017
£-9.824 B
£4.237 B
Dec 2016
£6.421 B
£12.21 B
Nov 2016
£12.21 B
£4.324 B
Oct 2016
£4.301 B
£9.24 B
Sep 2016
£10.118 B
£10.327 B
Aug 2016
£10.051 B
£-2.427 B
Jul 2016
£-1.472 B
£7.506 B
Jun 2016
£7.31 B
£9.412 B
May 2016
£9.141 B
£7.57 B
Apr 2016
£6.582 B
£6.114 B
Mar 2016
£4.165 B
£6.333 B
Feb 2016
£6.485 B
£-14.41 B
Jan 2016
£-11.813 B
£7.49 B
Dec 2015
£6.871 B
£12.945 B
Nov 2015
£13.557 B
£6.748 B
Oct 2015
£7.47 B
£8.33 B
Sep 2015
£8.628 B
£10.793 B
Aug 2015
£11.305 B
£-0.072 B
Jul 2015
£-2.069 B
£8.636 B
Jun 2015
£8.584 B
£8.352 B
May 2015
£9.35 B
£5.46 B
Apr 2015
£6.038 B
£6.06 B
Mar 2015
£6.741 B
£6.216 B
Feb 2015
£4.801 B
£-9.405 B
Jan 2015
£-8.934 B
£12.465 B
Dec 2014
£9.867 B
£13.414 B

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