Investors may be more 'reticent' to buy British debt

The UK could find it harder to convince investors to buy its debt in the years ahead, the head of the office that issues the government's bonds has said.

The next couple of years could potentially be a "little more challenging" because of rising interest rates, Robert Stheeman told the BBC's Chief Economics correspondent Hugh Pym.

The UK's net public debt stands at £1.21 trillion, which is equivalent to 75.9% of the entire economy.

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