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Public finance bulletin September 2003

Robert Chote, Carl Emmerson and Christine Frayne
Public finance press release

Headline comparisons

  • Central government current receipts in the first

    five months of the financial year are 5.8% up on the same period last

    year. The Budget 2003 forecast for 2003-04 implies an increase of 7.0% for

    the year as a whole.

  • Central government current spending in the first

    five months of the financial year is 10.0% up on the same period last

    year. The Budget 2003 forecast for 2003-04 implies an increase of 6.5% for

    the year as a whole.

  • Public sector next investment in the first five

    months of the financial year is 138.8% up on the same period last year.

    The Budget 2003 forecast for 2003-04 implies an increase of 67.2% for the

    year as a whole.