Government financial statistics were released at the end of last week, showing that public sector net borrowing was higher in the first third of the financial year than in any other since 2010.
The UK public sector finances for the financial year 2013-14 were released at the end of last week, so we have updated our previous graph on sources of government revenue over the past ten years.
Per capita healthcare spending in the UK has slowed down massively since the 2008 recession, with spending on private healthcare decreasing even in nominal terms since the peak in 2007.
The latest public sector finances were released this morning, so we decided to update our chart from this time last year showing historical UK government debt going back to 1855 (this time in 2013 prices).
This afternoon, the Chancellor will present the UK Budget for the coming year.
Public sector finance figures were released at the end of last week, showing that net borrowing had decreased in the financial year 2012/13.