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What's happening with government debt?

Published on 21 October 2020

This week we look at the level of government debt in the COVID era and consider the long-term implications.

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Government borrowing is never far from the headlines, and in the current crisis, has been a central mechanism for the government to fund its economic support measures.

There are many questions around the current level of government debt, whether it is too high, what the long-term implications are and if the government can continue to borrow at its current level.

This week we speak with David Miles, Professor at Imperial College London and a former member of the Monetary Policy Committee at the Bank of England, to answer these questions about government debt in the COVID era.

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