Following last week’s positive borrowing figures, British chancellor Alistair Darling was probably expecting a knock on the door from prime minister Gordon Brown, with suggestions as to how the extra cash could be deployed in Wednesday’s budget.
Figures show increased receipts from Vat and corporation tax since the start of the year, as well as a sharp downward revision of January’s borrowing figure - from stg£4.3 billion to £43 million....
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