Economy

Enterprise and innovation, not state control, will power the recovery

BY The Editorial Board   /  19 June 2020

The British government borrowing figures for May have been published and they are big league statistics. Public sector debt at the end of last month amounted to 100.9 per cent of GDP – the first time debt has exceeded 100 per cent of GDP since the financial year ending March 1963. Debt totalled £1,950.1 billion, an increase of £173.2 billion, or 20.5 per cent, on last May, the largest recorded year-on-year increase. And so on… The ONS figures remorselessly report record increases in public spending across all fields of accounting.


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