Budget 2013: The UK's debt and deficit explained
19 March 2013 Last updated at 12:34 GMT
The level of government debt, and the budget deficit that the UK is operating is a key measure of the financial health of the country.
Chancellor George Osborne has made cutting the deficit his priority, and has lowered the imbalance between what the government spends, and the revenues it receives, but the country's debt is still rising.
Steph McGovern explains.