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Brown&#39s pre-budget boost

Chancellor Gordon Brown has been given a pre-Budget boost with the public finances showing a £2.7 billion surplus last month.


The Office for National Statistics says the surplus on the public sector net cash requirement was the highest February repayment on record.


The Government&#39s third measure of the state of the public finances, the less volatile public sector net borrowing, also showed a surplus of 1.3 bn.

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