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Govt figures likely to show delayed surplus - but stronger underlying economy

It is one of the great ironies of the last 20 years that the only thing the 1999-2008 Labour government privatised was debt.

Rob Hosking
Mon, 15 Dec 2014

The government will tomorrow move to focus attention on the economy, rather than the government books.

The Half Yearly Economic and Fiscal Update, being released tomorrow afternoon, looks likely to project a deficit for the current financial year, rather than the surplus promised three months

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Rob Hosking
Mon, 15 Dec 2014
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