Government borrowing in October rose to its highest level in five years, official data shows.
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said borrowing last month hit £11.2bn, £2.3bn more than last year.
That brings total borrowing this financial year, which runs from April, to £46.3bn, more than 10% higher than the same time in 2018.
In October, central government borrowed £7.6bn and local governments added £1bn to the total.
The Bank of England, meanwhile, borrowed £2.5bn.