UK budget deficit narrows in April
Public sector net borrowing, excluding public sector banks, decreased GBP 1.6 billion to GBP 7.8 billion in April. This was the lowest April net borrowing since 2008. The expected level was GBP 8.5 billion.
At the end of April, public sector net debt totaled GBP 1.77 billion or equivalent to 85.1% of gross domestic product.
At the end of March 2018, public sector net debt, excluding public sector banks, was revised to 85.4% of GDP from 86.3%. ■