RTTNews - Thursday, the Standard & Poor's revised the outlook on the U.K. to negative from stable. The rating agency affirmed 'AAA' long-term and 'A-1+' short-term sovereign credit ratings.

Standard & Poor's credit analyst David Beers said, We have revised the outlook on the U.K. to negative due to our view that, even assuming additional fiscal tightening, the net general government debt burden could approach 100% of GDP and remain near that level in the medium term.

Rating outlooks assess the potential direction of a rating, typically over a period of up to two years.

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