LONDON (Reuters) - British public debt looks set to remain high for a long time and finance minister Philip Hammond’s budget on Monday does not change that view, ratings agency Moody’s said.
“Today’s budget confirms our expectation that we won’t see a material reversal in the UK’s high public debt levels for some time and that elevated debt levels will continue to be a credit challenge for the UK for the foreseeable future,” Sarah Carlson, Moody’s lead sovereign analyst for the UK, said in a statement.
“Social and political pressure to increase spending will remain high, while the ongoing Brexit negotiations present a high level of uncertainty over the economic outlook.”
Reporting by Andy Bruce; Editing by Mark Heinrich
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