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United Kingdom - Economic forecast summary (November 2014)

 

Growth has been propelled by high job creation and is set to continue at a strong pace in 2015 and 2016, underpinned by robust private consumption and investment.With slack narrowing, inflationary pressures are projected to pick up gradually. Accordingly, the stance of monetary policy is assumed to begin to normalise in mid-2015 to contain inflation.

This projection assumes that the government continues to implement its medium-term fiscal consolidation plan. Higher interest rates associated with the economic recovery could support stronger productivity growth by encouraging the selection of more profitable projects and the restructuring of loss-making companies. Labour productivity would also be strengthened by further structural reforms to improve loan availability, reduce mismatches in the labour market and further upgrade infrastructure.

Note: All data definitions based on internationally comparable standards and may differ in specific cases from common national definitions.

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