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COMMENT: What the Exchequer figures mean

The first quarter tax and spending figures are the first real markers for how the year is going for the government finances.

2nd April, 2014
Cliff Taylor

The first quarter tax and spending figures are the first real markers for how the year is going for the government finances.

As such, today’s figures suggest that the government is broadly on target to at least meet its budget borrowing targets for this year.

Tax revenues are ahead of target – a lift in VAT receipts is particularly noticeable – and spending is running under budget. Combined this leaves the borrowing for...

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