UK Might Be Entering Full-Blown Recession – Budget Watchdog

Published 4 weeks ago by: kaygee
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Britain might be entering a full-blown recession and a no-deal Brexit could more than double the country’s budget deficit in 2019, the watchdog for public finances on Thursday said. The Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) said the world’s fifth-biggest economy appeared to have flat-lined or possibly contracted in the second quarter, some of which was probably “pay-back” after Brexit-related stock building in early 2019. “But surveys were particularly weak in June, suggesting that the pace of growth is likely to remain weak. “This raises the risk that the economy may be entering a full-blown recession,’’ it said in a report on the outlook for the public finances. A no-deal Brexit would hurt confidence and deter investment and lead to higher trade barriers with the EU, pushing down the value of the pound and causing the economy to contract by two per cent by the end of 2020, the OBR said, referring to forecasts by the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The OBR said the spending and tax-cut promises made by Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt, one of whom is due to become prime minister next week, would put a strain on the budget.

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james987 at 04:03 PM, 18/07/2019 (4 weeks ago)
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Them wan Rob naija politicians wey stash billions of pounds and dollars for banks wey dey UK.
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Doyourworst at 05:08 PM, 18/07/2019 (4 weeks ago)
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A confused country without a visionary leadership!.
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emma4love3 at 05:09 PM, 18/07/2019 (4 weeks ago)
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better....make them take all those cash politicians
stash over there, first
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