Economic recovery

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Omicron likely to slow UK bounceback from Covid shock to economy
Analysis: after a V-shaped recession, variant’s impact will put the brakes on – with a double whammy due in April

Larry Elliott Economics editor

14, Jan, 2022 @10:05 AM

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Britain’s stalling economy blamed on inflation and product shortages
Last quarter survey of 2021 shows firms worried about raised interest rates, and cash flow and debt issues, prior to plan B Covid rules

Phillip Inman

05, Jan, 2022 @10:30 PM

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Rising inflation spooks Bank of England rate-setters into taking action
Analysis: on this occasion the MPC has decided the threat of inflation becoming embedded is greater than the risk to growth

Larry Elliott Economics editor

16, Dec, 2021 @1:35 PM

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Prospect of pre-Christmas interest rate rise recedes as UK recovery stutters
October GDP increase of only 0.1% weaker than expected, with number of people dining out falling

Larry Elliott Economics editor

10, Dec, 2021 @4:23 PM

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UK economy risks heading into reverse unless Rishi Sunak offers more help
Analysis: growth was weakening before Omicron emerged to put more pressure on businesses and homes

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

10, Dec, 2021 @11:13 AM

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CBI revises next year’s economic growth forecast down to 5.1%
Accountant KPMG is even gloomier, predicting 2.6% growth if social distancing rules are imposed

Larry Elliott and Rob Davies

06, Dec, 2021 @12:01 AM

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UK businesses pushed to raise prices amid record jump in costs
Analysts say reports of high demand and jobs growth could give green light for interest rate increase

Phillip Inman

23, Nov, 2021 @11:55 AM

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UK workforce shrinks after sharp rise in people choosing to leave work
Resolution Foundation says more than half a million more people are now economically inactive

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

23, Nov, 2021 @12:01 AM

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Consumers will keep saving rather than go on Christmas spree, say economists
Wealthier households likely to wait for better economic outlook before increasing spending, suggests IFS

Phillip Inman

12, Nov, 2021 @5:56 PM

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UK economic recovery slows sharply as GDP grows by 1.3%
Surging infection rates, the ‘pingdemic’, rising prices and supply constraints put the brakes on growth

Larry Elliott Economics editor

11, Nov, 2021 @7:39 AM

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UK plc risks long-term stagnation and rising destitution, warns top thinktank
NIESR blames deepening malaise on economic mismanagement since 2008 amid criticism for BoE and Brexit

Phillip Inman

09, Nov, 2021 @5:33 PM

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Bank of England keeps UK interest rates on hold at 0.1%
City wrongfooted after committee decides to hold rate despite forecast of 5% inflation by spring

Larry Elliott Economics editor

04, Nov, 2021 @12:05 PM

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