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UK Economy to Experience Faster Growth: Chancellor Announces Revised Forecasts

BySamantha Johnson

Mar 6, 2024
UK economy poised to exceed growth expectations

The UK’s economy is projected to grow at a faster pace than previously predicted over the next couple of years, according to the government’s official forecaster. Chancellor Jeremy Hunt announced during the Budget presentation that the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) now anticipates a growth rate of 0.8% for this year, up from the previous estimate of 0.7%. The forecast for 2025 has also been increased to 1.9% from 1.4%.

Despite having experienced a recession in the second half of the previous year, Mr. Hunt expressed optimism about the country soon turning the corner on growth. Forecasts from the Bank of England and other economists had initially projected weaker growth compared to the OBR’s new outlook. However, with higher growth expected, Mr. Hunt has been able to maintain an increase in spending above inflation and introduce some tax cuts and giveaways in the Budget while keeping borrowing at a relatively stable level.

According to OBR predictions, borrowing will slightly rise for

By Samantha Johnson

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