Government borrowing hit £36BILLION in September while inflation climbs by 0.5% after end of Eat Out to Help Out
It is £28.4bn more than last year, and the third-highest borrowing in any month since records began in 1993.
The figures came as it was reported that the UK’s inflation rate – the number that tracks the prices of goods and services – climbed to 0.5% in September.
In August the rise had been a disappointing 0.2% in August, despite many shops reopening.
Prices had started to rise more quickly in September after the Eat Out To Help Out scheme.
The Office for National Statistics said: ‘The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has had an impact on public sector borrowing that is unprecedented in peacetime.