Public borrowing fell to a 16-year low for the current financial year-to-date, figures released today reveal.

The deficit stood at £19.9bn for the year to September, £10.7bn less than the same period a year ago and the lowest year-to-date since 2002.

Borrowing last month fell to an 11-year September low of £4.1bn, £800m less than the deficit stood a year ago, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said.


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