Sir Charlie Bean told the BBC that Rishi Sunak might have the maximum amount as £50bn “to play with”, previous the Spring Statement on Wednesday.
New official knowledge additionally show that the govt is borrowing but expected to date this year.
It comes as pressure mounts on Chancellor Rishi Sunak to require action to tackle soaring prices.
Calls from charities and politicians are growing for the chancellor to handle the increasing pressure on house budgets at the Spring Statement on Wednesday, wherever he can deliver an update on however the economy is faring similarly as some policy updates.
But man Sunak has aforementioned the priority must be shrinking the amount that the govt must borrow to form up the deficit between what it borrows and what it earns in receipts.
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said that government borrowing within the fiscal year to February was £138.4bn.
It marks the third-highest since records began in 1993, though it’s still £21.2bn but forecast by the workplace for Budget Responsibility (OBR).