We have updated our Terms of Use.
Please read our new Privacy Statement before continuing.

The deficit rocks

21 May 2008 By Ian Campbell

UK government debt, including Northern Rock, has soared to 43% of GDP, breaching the 40% limit long ago set by Gordon Brown. The government will claim the damage is temporary but, even excluding the Rock, public finances look certain to sink.

This content is for Subscribers only


Email a friend

Please complete the form below.

Required fields *


(Separate multiple email addresses with commas)