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    UK Public finances show a July surplus for the first time since 2002

    https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-br...-idUKKCN1B20RP

    Can someone explain to me please why July is news worthy for a surplus?

    I'm confused!

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    Re: UK Public finances show a July surplus for the first time since 2002

    This is excellent news. Hard job getting the economy back in the black but looks like it's finally happening (as I understand it). Once this situation is sorted and we make a dent in the debt we can start spending a bit more freely. Hopefully this will give the pound a boost too - been a sad story since Brexit and I don't want to see pound euro parity any time soon, which I heard might happen even this year.

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    Re: UK Public finances show a July surplus for the first time since 2002

    Quote Originally Posted by Zak33 View Post
    Can someone explain to me please why July is news worthy for a surplus?
    It's one of the two main tax revenue collection periods, or rather the first time the numbers are published from when people submitted their tax returns in April.
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    Re: UK Public finances show a July surplus for the first time since 2002

    oh I see... it's revenue collection date. Gotcha

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    Re: UK Public finances show a July surplus for the first time since 2002

    Amongst other things it shows that people are actually paying their taxes, it can be seen as a barometer of health of small companies and sole traders etc.
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