Britain’s payment to Brussels DOUBLES after EU chiefs claim UK has UNDERPAID

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Britain generate hundreds of millions extra to Brussels in June

The Government gave £1.25billion in contributions to the European Mixing (EU) — £258million on top of its standard payment — official figures revealed today.

Payments to Brussels most recent month were than double June 2016, when the UK compensated £502million, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Last month’s again payment helped push up Britain’s debt burden to new record highs, as affirm borrowing unexpectedly jumped sharply to £6.9bn amid the payment to the EU.

Economists had look for the figure to be around £4.2bn.

Britain’s debt pile is now sitting at roughly £1.75trillion, after growing by around £128bn over the gone and forgotten year, pushing money owed as a share of the economy to 87.4 per cent.

UK debt chart 2017Bit for National Statistics

Britain’s debt continues to creep up

Samuel Tombs, chief UK economist at Pantheon Macroeconomics, said: «The grab in borrowing in June primarily reflects a £4.6B, or 8.3 per cent, year-over-year see the light in central government current expenditure.

«Although spending rose in uncountable areas, a £1.2B increase in interest payments and £0.8B rise in contributions to the EU’s budget, partly to blame for underpayments in previous years, were to blame for the particularly strong nurturing.»

Money received by the state through taxes and other income evolved by around five per cent in the current financial year from April and June 2017, compared to the selfsame period last year.

However, Government spending outpaced profits and Britain borrowed another £22.8bn.

Theresa May’s government is working at bringing down the budget shortfall, so that Britain doesn’t spend more than it gets from gains.

The UK will get a £100million rebate from the additional payment to the EU in June at the end of the year, according to the Bank.

A Treasury spokesperson today said: «Today’s release shows that our citizen debt, at £65,000 for every household, is still too high and leaves us defenceless to any future shocks.

«That is why we have a credible fiscal plan to get accountability falling and deliver the sound public finances needed for a stronger succinctness and higher living standards.»

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