Data released by the office for national statistics on Friday showed that the UK government debt exceeded the 2 trillion mark for the first time. This is a milestone that will lead to a debate about how the country will fund its unprecedented stimulus to the epidemic hit economy. This means that the UK’s public debt now accounts for more than 100% of GDP, the heaviest debt burden since the early 1960s, according to the office for national statistics. < / P > < p > this figure reflects the tax losses caused by the economic recession triggered by the epidemic, as well as the huge cost of government spending programs to maintain the survival and employment of enterprises in this pandemic. < / P > < p > figures show that the UK government had a budget deficit of 26.7 billion in July, bringing total borrowing in the first four months of the fiscal year to 150.5 billion, close to the figure of the year after the global financial crisis (158.3 billion).