The Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak has warned that the UK’s “economic emergency has only just begun”, as he revealed that the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) has forecast the economy will contract this year by 11.3% - the largest fall in output for more than 300 years.
In his Spending Review for 2021-22, the Chancellor announced that the UK is forecast to borrow £394bn - accounting for 19% of GDP, which is the highest recorded level of borrowing in peacetime history....
Higher fuel, transport and clothing prices nudge rate higher
Six months' prep time
1.6% uptick in construction sector
Clothing and footwear
Fastest economic expansion since 1984 expected
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Retail investors set to be restricted initially
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