Government borrowing fell by more than expected in October, to £4.8bn.
According to the Office for National Statistics, it's due to a record amount of October tax income.
The amount borrowed was £1.6bn, lower than for the same period last year.
The figures come a day ahead of the Autumn Statement - a secondary Budget to the one in March.
Simon spoke to Suren Thiru, Head of Economics at the British Chambers of Commerce to discuss the figures in more detail.
Brexit, Trump, US growth up, Chinese growth down.
That was 2016, but what about the outlook for global markets for next year?
New research from UBS finds investors should look at sectors such as education, energy efficiency, and the market healthcare sector.
Global GDP growth is likely to rise to 3.5% from 3.1% this year.
Simon was joined by Caroline Simmons, Deputy Head of UK Investment Office at UBS Wealth Management to discuss UBS Wealth Management's top 10 ideas for 2017.
This is Emerging Opportunities, the only show on radio dedicated to global emerging markets. Your hosts today are Share Radio's Ed Bowsher and Gavin Serkin, the Managing Editor of the Frontier Funds Consultancy and author of 'Frontier: Exploring the Top Ten Emerging Markets of Tomorrow'. He might not be President yet, but investors have delivered their verdict on what's in store for the rest of the world when Donald Trump moves into the White House. Last week saw the second largest outflow from emerging market bonds since 2002, halting this year's rally across stock and bond markets.
So what should investors be doing at this point? Joining Ed and Gavin in the studio is Neil Brown, Head of Investor Development at Actis - a money manager looking after $6 billion of assets in diverse industries across Asia, Africa and Latin America.
Now, transferring your pension could be a good idea...that is, if you have a lot of pension pots and want them all in one place. Or perhaps if you'd like more investment choice than your current provider offers. But lately, firms have been using delay tactics to deter savers from switching. Research conducted by pension manager site, PensionBee found that on average, customers faced almost three weeks to transfer their pension. To find out more Georgie Frost was joined by their chief executive Romi Savova.
Modern diplomats face an extra challenge they didn't have 20 years ago or even 10 years ago: social media. Today's diplomats are obliged to respond instantly to the latest crisis fueled by a YouTube video or Facebook post.
Share Radio's Ed Bowsher spoke to Philip Seib, the Professor of Journalism and International Relations at the University of Southern California. He's also written a book called 'The Future of Diplomacy.'
Georgie Frost is joined by financial journalists Lindsay Cook and Vix Leyton. This week they take on the banks spying on their customers as well as discussing the value of homemade gifts and deliver the Sucker Punch to Black Friday.
This is The Weeks Update, where Share Radio's regular economics commentator John Weeks joins us in the studio with a guest in hand to talk the big economic and political questions of the day.
For this edition, John and Share Radio's Ed Bowsher were joined by Guy Standing, Professorial Research Associate at SOAS, the School of Oriental and African Studies at London University. Guy has recently written a book called 'The Corruption of Capitalism: Why Rentiers Thrive and Work Does Not Pay'.
Ever wanted to get the experience of trading stocks without the risk of losing your money? One new option is the Invstr App. Created by former Deutsche Bank Managing Director Kerim Derhalli the app allows users to trade on real markets, in real time, but with virtual money. This year Kerim's launching the Student Investment Championships using the app to get more young people interested in investing. Our reporter Tom Hill joined Kerim for the launch of the championships to find out what it's all about.