Borrowing figures for August this year are better than the markets expected and, for the first month this financial year, in line with those of last year.
This underlines why, at such an uncertain time, we should not second guess what the Office for Budget Responsibility will forecast later in the year, by which time it will have further months' data to draw on.
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