George Osborne’s November statement on Tuesday raised a few key concerns with regard to the UK economy, but none came as a surprise to markets. The GDP growth forecasts have been revised down to 0,9% for 2011 and 0.7% for 2012 (from 1.7% and 2.5% respectively). Future growth forecasts from the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) are 2.1% for 2013, 2.7% in 2015 and 3% in both 2015 and 2016. The Chancellor also said that the
The UK Chancellor George Osborne is today preparing his Autumn Statement, an update on the state of the UK economy. He will also outline plans to boost the sluggish growth, which the OECD has warned is likely to slip back into recession.