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Rishi Sunak accused of wasting billions servicing government debt

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Posted: 10/06/22 - 11:24
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Rishi Sunak has been accused of failing to act soon enough to save £11bn of taxpayers' money that has been used to pay interest on government debt.

The National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR) said the losses stemmed from the chancellor's failure to insure against interest rate rises.

It meant higher than necessary payments on £900bn of reserves created through the quantitative easing (QE) programme.

The Treasury said it was the Bank of England's role to decide QE measures.

NIESR's Prof Jagjit Chadha, told the Financial Times that Mr Sunak's actions had left the country with "an enormous bill and heavy continuing exposure to interest rate risk".

I Call True: So once again we are being left to pick up the bill for the governments miss management, big shock eh?

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21 days
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I think a lot more than this, and it is the tip of the iceberg of wastage whilst he has been chancellor.
22 days
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Easiest true call of the day. Incompetent idiots that I wouldn't trust with a piggy bank.
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All as bad as each other, I don't suppose for one second he will actually face any sort of ramifications for this though