Government has borrowed more than a billion pounds PER DAY and £208BILLION in just six months - during coronavirus crisis with £2TRILLION debt pile the worst since 1960 | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Government has borrowed more than a billion pounds PER DAY and £208BILLION in just six months - during coronavirus crisis with £2TRILLION debt pile the worst since 1960

The crippling impact of coronavirus on the public finances was laid bare today after new figures showed the government borrowed more than £208billion over six months.

Another £36.1billion was borrowed in September - the third-highest month on record and compared to just £7billion a year ago - as tax revenues slumped and the Treasury poured out bailout money.

It means that since April £208.5billion has been added to the UK's debt pile - nearly four times as much as in the whole of last year.

It works out at around £1.14billion per day.

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