United Kingdom Economic Snapshot

June 2023

Economic Outlook Note - United Kingdom

GDP growth is expected to be modest at 0.3% in 2023 and to improve moderately to 1.0% in 2024. Government consumption and investment will continue to prop up the economy, before a gradual strengthening of private expenditure due to falling wholesale gas prices and improved global conditions. Headline inflation is projected to slow on the back of declining energy prices and to come down close to target by the end of 2024.


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September 2023

Economic Policy Reforms: Going for Growth 2023 - United Kingdom

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Economic Survey of the United Kingdom (August 2022)

The UK economy recovered from the COVID-19 shock thanks to emergency support measures protecting jobs and incomes and a rapid vaccine rollout, but is slowing amid persisting supply shortages and rising inflation. Fiscal policy has to balance gradual tightening with providing well-targeted temporary support to households who are vulnerable to rising costs of living, supporting growth and addressing significant investment needs. Accelerating progress towards net zero is fundamental to enhance energy security. The United Kingdom is among world leaders in reducing domestic greenhouse gas emissions, has a strong institutional framework and a broad political consensus supporting the target to reduce net emissions to zero by 2050.

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