UK borrowing hits £19.1bn for February, as total debt reaches £2.13 trillion

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“The total public sector debt is now £2.131 trillion, the ONS said.

The £19.1bn figure is the most that the public sector has borrowed during any February since records began in 1993, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

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The debt owed by public sector bodies has now risen by £333 billion since April, the first month of full lockdown in the UK.

Central Government bodies are believed to have spent around £72.6 billion running their day-to-day activities in February.

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That is a rise of £14.2 billion compared with February 2020, and includes £3.9 billion on supporting jobs through Covid-19.”

Paying this back is going to hurt a lot of pll.


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