The Bank of England, Monetary Policy Committee (MPC), has announced a 25 basis point increase bringing its Bank Rate to 1%. According to a statement by the BoE, the MPC voted by 6-3 to increase Bank Rate by 0.25 percentage points. Those members in the… Read More
Last week, Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak delivered the Spring Statement outlining the challenges facing the economy and at least some of the government’s plans to alleviate some of the pain. A combination of COVID and then Russia’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine has helped… Read More
While the recent drop in the United Kingdom’s unemployment rate to 4.5 per cent is reflective of a strengthening economy, there are still vulnerabilities, financial industry representatives believe. Conister director Douglas Grant said while the data suggests a strong and recovering UK workforce, attention needs… Read More
Earlier today, Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak presented the budget for 2021. Obviously, the government policy on spending comes at a difficult time as COVID-19 is still very much with us yet glimmers of relief are showing as the vaccine takes hold. The Chancellor… Read More
Earlier today, the Resolution Foundation published a report called On firm ground? The impact of Covid-19 on firms and what policymakers should do in response. The report seeks to assess the current state of corporates while setting out priorities for policymakers to allow enable firms… Read More
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