Public sector net borrowing fell slightly to £120.6 billion in the year to March 2013, the Office for National Statistics announced today.
The figure is just below net borrowing in the year to March 2012, with was £120.9 billion.
This is after removing the effects of the transfer of the Royal Mail Pension Plan and the transfers from the Bank of England Asset Purchase Facility.
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