HM Government May 2019 Borrowings

Another month, guess what, take a lucky guess, it is the same old story, HM Government, spends more money than it receives via taxes and duties. Another deficit month, thus to bridge the gap, needs to borrow on the bond market. In April 2019 , the HM Government had to borrow money to meet the difference between tax revenues and public sector expenditure. The term for this is The PSNCR: The Public Sector Net Cash Requirement. There were “only” 2 auctions of Gilts (UK Government Bonds) by the UK Debt Management Office to raise cash for HM Treasury:-

23-May-2019 0 1/8% Index-linked Treasury Gilt 2028 3 months £1,437.4960 Million

09-May-2019 1% Treasury Gilt 2024 £3,000.0000 Million

When you add the cash raised:- (£1,437.4960 Million + £3,000.0000 Million) = £4437.496 Million

£4437.496 Million = £4.437496 Billion

On another way of looking at it, is in the 31 days in May, HM Government borrowed:- £143.1450322580645 Million each day for the 31 days. We are fortunate, while the global banking and financial markets still has the confidence in HM Government to buy the Gilts (Lend money to the UK), the budget deficit keeps rising. What is also alarming, is the dates these bond mature 2024 and 2028. All long term borrowings, we are mortgaging our futures, but at least “We Are In It Together….

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