Bank of England forecasts

The Bank of England (BoE) stands as a bastion of economic stability, guiding the United Kingdom through the ebbs and flows of financial tides.  Modernising the Bank of England’s forecasting system has become a critical necessity. A recent independent review has cast a spotlight on the ‘serious deficiencies’ within itsRead More →

UK inflation

In February 2024, inflation decreased to 3.4%, a decline from January’s 4%, moving closer to the Bank of England’s self-imposed target of 2% This reduction signifies that the cost of living is increasing at its least rapid rate since September 2021, when it was recorded at 3.1%. Since reaching aRead More →

Beer inflation

Inflation, rose marginally to 4% in December, up from 3.9% in November 2023. Economists had forecast a slight fall but unexpected rises in alcohol and tobacco prices were behind the surprise rise. However, with energy bills predicted to come down in 2024, there are still expectations of interest rate cutsRead More →

Mortgage rates down

Mortgage lenders have started 2024 by cutting interest rates. The UK’s biggest lender, the Halifax, has cut some interest rates by nearly a full 1%, with other lenders expected to follow suit. HSBC has announced it will also make cuts in January. Halifax is reducing its rates, with interest onRead More →


U.K. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) grew by 0.2% in August, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) reported Thursday 12th October 2023, slightly recovering from a downwardly revised 0.6% contraction in July 2023. Services output was the main contributor to growth in August 2023, adding 0.4% on the month to offsetRead More →


According to the chancellor Jeremy Hunt, the UK economy is caught in a trap The UK and other advanced economies are facing a low-growth trap that is hard to escape. This means that the potential growth of the economy, which depends on factors such as productivity, innovation, investment, and labour force, isRead More →

UK Interest rate 5% and rising The current interest rate in the UK is 5% as of June 2023. This is the Bank Rate set by the Bank of England (BoE), which influences the interest rates that other banks charge borrowers and pay savers. The BoE has raised the Bank Rate 13 times in a rowRead More →