Public borrowing figures this week will partly reveal the size of the boost needed in January to meet the government’s budget deficit target.
The government borrowed £54.3bn between April and October, with most economists expecting chancellor George Osborne to miss the £68.9bn forecast by the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) for borrowing in the year to April 2016. November borrowing hit £13bn last year, which is expected to fall by around £1bn.
The OBR said last month that it expects the target will be met due to a predicted jump in self-assessment tax receipts in January.
Osborne is aiming to completely eliminate the deficit by 2020, running a small surplus by that time.