Borrowing (public sector net borrowing excluding public sector banks) in January 2019 was in surplus by £14.9 billion, a £5.6 billion greater surplus than in January 2018; this was the largest January surplus on record (records began in 1993).
Self-assessed Income Tax and Capital Gains Tax receipts (combined) were £21.4 billion in January 2019, which is £3.1 billion more than in January 2018; late payments mean that the proportion of self-assessed taxes recorded in January and February can vary year-on-year and it is therefore advisable to consider these two months together.
Borrowing in the current financial year-to-date (YTD) April 2018 to January 2019 was £21.2 billion, £18.5 billion less than in the same period in 2018; the lowest year-to-date for 17 years (since 2001).
Large events that impact on the current public sector net borrowing excluding public sector banks (PSNB ex) and public sector net debt excluding public sector banks (PSND ex) from the period May 2000 onwards. Impacts are shown for the components of public sector net borrowing, net cash requirement and net debt.
The UK's report to the European Commission under the Maastricht Treaty showing the actual and planned deficit (net borrowing) and gross debt (all financial liabilities) of central and local government.