Public Sector Debt

HM Treasury written question – answered on 13th February 2015.

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Photo of Lord Vinson Lord Vinson Conservative

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the annual cost (1) per taxpayer, and (2) per household, of servicing the United Kingdom national debt.

Photo of Lord Deighton Lord Deighton The Commercial Secretary to the Treasury

In 2013 central government debt interest payments were £49.1 billion. Using the relevant household and population numbers the annual cost of servicing the national debt in 2013 was:

  1. £1,841 per household; and

  2. £766 per person.

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