Economic growth (GDP)

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UK economy ‘running on empty’ as high inflation threatens recession, and drives up borrowing costs – as it happened
UK business confidence falls to levels that signal a recession, as new orders growth weakens

Graeme Wearden

23, Jun, 2022 @2:34 PM

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UK economy ‘running on empty’ as post-pandemic order books dry up
Business confidence slumps to level that typically signals imminent recession, warns economist

Larry Elliott Economics editor

23, Jun, 2022 @10:20 AM

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Without a proper plan, stagflation will be the least of Britain’s problems | Larry Elliott
Rising prices and recession mean the last thing the government should do is muddle through and leave everything to the market, writes economics editor Larry Elliott

Larry Elliott

22, Jun, 2022 @2:55 PM

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Why are central banks pushing to raise interest rates?
Banks are raising rates to bring down inflation but there is a risk to economic growth

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

16, Jun, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Pound falls to lowest level since pandemic crash
Unemployment rise and prospect of new Scottish independence referendum fuel recession fears

Richard Partington

14, Jun, 2022 @5:29 PM

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UK GDP falls for second month running; stocks and pound slump amid recession fears – as it happened
Pound hits one-month low after UK GDP falls 0.3% in April and European stock markets drop to three-month lows

Graeme Wearden

13, Jun, 2022 @2:38 PM

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Fears mount over health of UK economy after sharp sell-off in markets
FTSE 100 index closes more than 100 points down as GDP falls amid inflation and soaring energy costs

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

13, Jun, 2022 @8:42 AM

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UK economy’s stagnation increases chances of recession
Analysis: Fall in GDP in April also increases probability of 0.25-point increase in interest rates this week

Larry Elliott Economics editor

13, Jun, 2022 @7:56 AM

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Is Brexit working? Four key tests
The UK’s economic performance and record on trade, migration and justice since leaving the EU will determine whether Brexit is a success

Jonathan Portes and Mathias Wosyka

12, Jun, 2022 @8:00 AM

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The Observer view on Britain’s dire economic outlook | Observer editorial
The true cost of Brexit is becoming painfully clearer by the day

Observer editorial

12, Jun, 2022 @7:28 AM

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Boris Johnson wants tax cuts – but can he deliver them in time?
PM must act quickly as economy and household finances worsen, but Treasury is not sympathetic

Larry Elliott Economics editor

10, Jun, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Olives, bananas, train ticket staff … Big Dog Boris takes a grotesque Blackpool ramble | John Crace
A fatally damaged PM laid bare the poverty of his ambition in a speech that was a model of futility

John Crace

09, Jun, 2022 @4:25 PM

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