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UK debt: Figures show debt burden falling

22 April 2014 Last updated at 20:20 BST

The UK economy may be starting to recover, but the country's levels of debt still remain among the highest in the developed world.

Exclusive figures prepared for the BBC by the consultancy McKinsey show that the debt burden is falling.

All the same some experts believe the expected rise in interest rates next year could jeopardise the UK's recovery.

Robert Peston reports.

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