UK Economic Growth

Britain Is 'Walking Tall'? 5 Awkward Graphs Osborne Doesn't Want You To See

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK Politics

George Osborne has lavished praise on his austerity strategy for helping the UK "walk tall in the world again". In a triumphant speech today, the ...

'The Economic Recovery Is Not Yet Secure'

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK Politics

George Osborne said next month's Budget will continue to confront Britain's problems as he cautioned the recovery was "not yet secure" despite a recen...

Osborne's 'Groundhog Day' Recovery

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 30.01.2014 | UK Politics

Britain's economic recovery is akin to Groundhog Day as chancellor George Osborne is making the same errors as before the recession, critics have warn...

'The Worst Recovery In 170 Years'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 10.09.2013 | UK Politics

George Osborne is presiding over the "worst and slowest recovery from a major economic shock in 170 years", leading economists have warned. Despite...

Upward Revision to GDP Doesn't Hide Underlying Economic Problems

Jeremy Cook | Posted 29.04.2013 | UK
Jeremy Cook

Wednesday's figure has only really served to underline the general sloth of the UK economy and does nothing to change my expectation that the UK economy will grow by no more than 0.6% this year, which is hardly a cause for celebration.

Don't Panic About UK Growth

Jeremy Cook | Posted 29.09.2012 | UK Politics
Jeremy Cook

Last week's initial GDP reading for the second quarter in the UK came in as a dispiriting -0.7%. This was the worst figure since the first quarter of 2009 and took the overall output numbers to a level some 0.2% below where things were when the coalition came to power. Cue a fresh round of calls on the Chancellor to 'change course' away from austerity measures.

Double Dip: Britain 'Back In Recession' Say OECD Forecasters

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 29.05.2012 | UK

Britain is likely to be back in a recession, according to international forecasters. A recession is typically defined as two successive quarters of...

Double Dip: Britain 'Back In Recession' Say OECD Forecasters

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 29.05.2012 | UK

Britain is likely to be back in a recession, according to international forecasters. A recession is typically defined as two successive quarters of...

UK Exporters See Pace Of Growth Slow As Economic Uncertainty Continues

PA | Posted 07.01.2012 | UK

The pace of growth among UK firms exporting goods overseas has slowed in recent months amid uncertainty over the economic recovery, a business group h...

Time to Feel a Bit More Confident on Growth

Iain Anderson | Posted 01.01.2012 | UK Politics
Iain Anderson

With a Eurozone crisis raging throughout the period, August rioting and talk of 'economic war' from some UK Cabinet members, it appears British businesses and consumers have confounded the media, political and economic commentariat.