Debt, deficit and UK economic figures
Media playback is unsupported on your device

Debt, borrowing and spending statistics for UK economy

Former Prime Minister David Cameron and his former Chancellor George Osborne hailed the news that the UK had finally eliminated its deficit on day-to-day spending.

Austerity, they tweeted, was "the right thing to do". But what about the debt?

Daily Politics reporter Ellie Price explains some of the key statistics when looking at the state of the nation's finances.

Watch more clips from the Daily Politics and see programme twitter account

  • 13 Mar 2018
Go to next video: Chancellor unveils first Spring Statement