World UK public borrowing overtakes financial crisis peak Updated : September 25, 2020 04:09 PM IST The government has now borrowed 173.7 billion pounds ($221.8 billion) in the five months since the start of the financial year in April. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.