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Economic Review March 2024

New economic predictions produced by the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) suggest the UK economy is set to grow by more than previously expected over the course of the next two years.

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Economic Review February 2024

Official statistics released last month showed the UK economy fell into recession during the second half of last year, although more recent survey data does suggest the recession could already be over.

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Economic Review January 2024

Official statistics show the economy returned to growth in November, although analysts believe it remains a close call as to whether or not the UK will once again manage to avoid a recession.

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Economic Review December 2023

A surprise sharp decline in the rate of inflation has ignited hopes of an interest rate cut by spring, despite the Bank of England (BoE) insisting it is ‘too early’ to speculate about when rates might be reduced.

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Economic Review November 2023

Revised forecasts from the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) suggest the UK economy is set to grow more slowly over the next two years than previously predicted.

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Economic Review October 2023

The Bank of England (BoE) Governor has described the latest batch of inflation statistics as “quite encouraging,” adding that he expects a “noticeable drop” in the headline rate when the next set of data is released later this month.

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Economic Review September 2023

  • Rate-hike pause as inflation dips
  • UK economy contracts in July
  • Markets
  • Retail sector shows signs of re.....
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Economic Review August 2023

  • UK growth rate exceeds expectations
  • Interest rates rise again
  • Markets
  • Headline inflation rate declines.....
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Economic Review July 2023

  • UK inflation rate declines
  • IMF upgrades economic growth forecast
  • Markets
  • Budget deficit declines in Ju.....
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Economic Review June 2023

  • Inflation persistence forces rates higher
  • Surprise rise in pay growth
  • Markets
  • Retail sales rise unexpe.....
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Economic Review May 2023

  • UK growth forecasts upgraded
  • Interest rates rise again
  • Markets
  • More optimistic outlook for retailers
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Economic Review April 2023

  • Recent signs of economic resilience
  • Inflation remains stubbornly high
  • Markets
  • Rain dampens retail sale.....
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Economic Review March 2023

  • UK expected to avoid recession
  • Inflation rises unexpectedly
  • Markets
  • UK pay growth slows
  • Re.....
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Economic Review February 2023

  • Interest rate peak may be approaching
  • BoE predicts shallower recession
  • Markets
  • Retail sales rebound un.....
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Economic Review January 2023

  • Data released by the Office for National Statistics revealed that the UK economy expanded unexpectedly by 0.1% in November.
  • Th.....
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Economic Review December 2022

  • Bank Rate raised again
  • Jobs market shows signs of cooling
  • Markets
  • UK economy rebounds in October
  • .....
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Economic Review November 2022

  • OBR forecasts long but shallow recession
  • Bank Rate hiked sharply
  • Markets
  • Record pay growth still lags .....
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Economic Review October 2022

  • Chancellor’s fiscal statement delayed
  • Inflation back at 40-year high
  • Markets
  • UK economy unexpectedly.....
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Economic Review September 2022

  • Chancellor’s Growth Plan
  • Bank under rate hike pressure
  • Markets
  • UK inflation dips slightly
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Economic Review August 2022

  • Retailers report sales growth
  • Bank hikes rates
  • Markets
  • UK economy contracts
  • Signs of cooli.....
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Economic Review July 2022

  • UK economy expands in May
  • Inflation at 40-year high
  • Markets
  • Real pay in record fall
  • Govern.....
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Economic Review June 2022

  • Slowdown fears mount
  • BoE ready to act ‘forcefully’
  • Markets
  • Real regular pay falling
  • Re.....
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Economic Review May 2022

  • Bank warns of deteriorating outlook
  • Cost of Living Support package
  • Markets
  • Inflation hits 40-year high.....
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Economic Review April 2022

  • IMF cuts growth forecast
  • Inflation soars to 30-year high
  • Markets
  • Wage squeeze continues
  • Re.....
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Economic Review March 2022

  • Bank Rate raised again
  • OBR downgrades growth forecast
  • Markets
  • Unemployment below pre-pandemic rate
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