Inflation Report: 6 Degrees

Inflation Report: 6 Degrees

With no change in policy for two years, the consistent `not if, but when' continues on the static 0.5 % rate that’s held for six years, when the latest (Q4) report was issued by the BoE. Analysis in this recent Inflation Report of economic outlook has downgrading to global outlook, and friction on inflation giving way [...]
Budget Summary: Summer Without A Picnic?

Budget Summary: Summer Without A Picnic?

A budget claimed as putting ‘economic security and working people first’ saw an increase in National Insurance Contributions, the removal of Employment Allowance for companies where the director is the sole employee, outlined plans for Dividend changes, fuel duty being frozen, a new National Living Wage, the Annual Investment Allowance permanently set, and Corporation Tax being reduced. A [...]
The Uncertainty Of Inflation

The Uncertainty Of Inflation

Expectation from the Bank of England is that inflation will turn negative, but interest rates may rise, stated the first inflation report of the year. However, the anticipated dip is unlikely to lead to a deflationary spiral. The Bank left 2015 growth forecast unchanged at 2.9% but raised 2016 forecast to 2.9% from 2.6% (three months ago). [...]
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