UK urged to provide more long-term gilts

The UK government should issue more long-term gilts and extend its use of index-linked gilts, investors told the government in an annual consultation meeting on Wednesday 1 February.

The Debt Management Office expects gross issuance in 2006/07 to be around £70bn, covering £30bn of redemptions and £40bn of new financing.

Investors suggested that issuance of both indexed and conventional long-maturity securities should rise, with suggestions that a 40-year gilt should be launched to fill the gap

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