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Fiscal policy

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Chart of the week: UK debt financing requirement


16 October 2020: The Institute for Fiscal Studies annual pre-Budget report forecasts a doubling to £1.5tn in the amount of debt to be raised by the UK Government over the next five years.

Financial guarantees: potential debt straight-jacket in the making?


23 July 2020: There is growing concern that additional debt taken on by businesses during the lockdown period could dampen the economic recovery as companies service their debt rather than invest to expand. Henning Diederichs​ from ICAEW’s Public Sector team reports.

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