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Recession hits government coffers


The recession has hit the government's coffers hard, figures showing that their take from taxes has fallen by 7bn.

It is also been announced that debts of RBS and Lloyds will be added to the Government debt figures which look set to push them to more than a trillion pounds.

Stephanie Flanders reports.

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