The UK’s national debt hit a record £2.024 trillion at the end of August, £249.5 billion more than the same time last year.
To put the figures in some perspective, the debt level works out a roughly £30,000 per person living in the UK.
It pushed borrowing up to 101.9% of gross domestic product (GDP) after the public sector borrowed around £35.9 billion in August, according to new data from the Office for National Statistics.
National debt passed £2 trillion for the first time in history in July as the Government throws billions at offsetting the economic chaos caused by the Covid-19 crisis.
The debt surge reflects a huge increase in government spending, ranging from its massive furlough scheme and tax cuts to discounts for restaurant diners.