Pre-Budget boost for Sunak

By Michael Burton | 21 February 2020

New chancellor Rishi Sunak has received a pre-Budget boost on the public finances, with latest figures showing a record January for tax receipts.

Government borrowing in January 2020 was in surplus by £9.8bn thanks to self-assessed income tax and capital gains tax receipts which were £22.7bn, according to the Office for National Statistics.

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