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News in Review Wednesday 12th January 2022

As the new year takes root, the latest IHS Markit/CIPS Purchasing Managers’ Index has highlighted an elevated level of optimism amongst UK manufacturing firms. Although supply issues and staff shortages continue to hamper growth in the sector, production rose at the end of last year and output ticked up across the consumer, intermediate and investment […]

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News in Review Wednesday 5th January 2022

As wages stagnate, and energy bills and taxes rise, the latest quarterly Labour Market Outlook released by the Resolution Foundation has warned that millions of families face a ‘year of the squeeze’ in 2022, potentially leaving the average household £1,200 worse off. The expected rise in the energy price cap and National Insurance contributions in […]

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News in Review Wednesday 22nd December 2021

Last week the Bank of England (BoE) became the first major central bank to raise interest rates since the onset of the pandemic. At a meeting ending on 16 December, the Bank’s nine-member Monetary Policy Committee voted by an 8-1 majority to raise rates to 0.25%, an increase of 0.15 percentage points. Speaking after announcing […]

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News in Review Wednesday 15th December 2021

New restrictions have been imposed in England to help target the rise of the Omicron variant. The measures announced last Wednesday include increased requirements for maskwearing, working from home where possible and proof of vaccination or COVID status at nightclubs and crowded indoor spaces. In addition, Boris Johnson addressed the nation on Sunday evening to […]

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News in Review Wednesday 8th December 2021

Last week saw the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) publish its latest appraisal of world economic prospects. In a relatively upbeat assessment, the Paris-based soothsayer predicted that global growth will hit 5.6% this year before moderating to 4.5% in 2022 and 3.2% in 2023. However, the OECD did warn of potential risks suggesting […]

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News in Review Wednesday 1st December 2021

Following the discovery of the COVID-19 Omicron variant on UK shores, Boris Johnson took to the Downing Street podium on Saturday to announce “temporary and precautionary” measures to contain the spread of the variant.

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News in Review Wednesday 24th November 2021

During a week which saw the government confirm it was cancelling the Leeds leg of the HS2 high-speed rail line, the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) said more needed to be done to end the North-South divide and ensure economic growth was evenly spread around the UK.

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News in Review Wednesday 17th November 2021

At a Downing Street news conference on Sunday evening, following the conclusion of the COP26 Summit, Boris Johnson hailed the climate deal as “game-changing”, before adding that it sounds “the death knell for coal power.”

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News in Review Wednesday 10th November 2021

Following many hours of discussions, the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) decided to retain the Bank of England (BoE) base rate at its record low of 0.1% at its meeting last week. The decision was made despite predictions of inflation hitting a peak of 5% next April. BoE Governor, Andrew Bailey, clarified that inflation is currently […]

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News in Review Wednesday 3rd November 2021

All eyes turned to Glasgow on Monday as world leaders convened for COP26, which is being hailed as the most important climate change summit since the Paris Agreement was struck in 2015. The next couple of weeks are set to be packed with important announcements about the future of the planet.

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