UK economy forecast to shrink 1.4％ in 2023
12:10 JST, December 5, 2022
LONDON, Nov 17 (Reuters) – Britain’s economy is forecast to shrink by 1.4% in 2023, finance minister Jeremy Hunt said on Thursday, citing the latest projections from the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR).
The new forecast for next year compared with a forecast for growth of 1.8% in the OBR’s previous outlook published in March.
Since then, Britain’s economy has come under strain from an inflation rate now above 11%, a slowing global economy and political and financial market volatility caused by the brief term of Liz Truss as prime minister.
The OBR forecast gross domestic product would grow by 1.3% in 2024 and grow by 2.6% in 2025, Hunt said, compared with the OBR’s previous forecasts of growth of 2.1% and 1.8% respectively.
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