The Guardian report:

Members of the public have donated almost £900,000 to the government so far this financial year to help pay off the national debt or boost public spending, figures from the Treasury show.

Clearly the 11 contributions, ranging from 78p to £520,000 and totalling £898,539.80, are a drop in the ocean of Britain’s £1.2 trillion national debt, which chancellor George Osborne announced last week was set to be £18bn lower than forecast in March.

But it is the highest amount since £1.08m was given in 2010.

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