If you include taxpayer support for banks (and hopefully we will get some of that back one day), and national debt, the figure goes to 140% of GDP. The figures are a reminder, should we need one, of how hard this economic climate is - GDP on Friday not likely to be pretty.
More top news
Two ambulances crashed leaving one driver dead and three people seriously injured.
A scandal-hit NHS trust where a teenager drowned in the bath is still failing to protect patients from risk of harm, a watchdog has found.
New research suggests metal-on-metal hip replacements implanted since 2006 are more prone to failure and they "fail in a much nastier way".