My absence

Please forgive my radio silence.

I have been a bit unwell, and recovery has been slow and meandering. I would hope to be back here during the course of March.

Robert Peston Article written by Robert Peston Robert Peston Economics editor

A blacker fiscal hole?

Ten days before the Autumn Statement, the government still looks set to overshoot its borrowing target for the year, even though October's deficit is slightly lower than year earlier.

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