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Expert analysis has shown the UK economy will shrink by 1.3% in 2023, amidst a relatively shallow but protracted recession, and will be followed by a partial recovery in 2024, which could see GDP rise by 0.2%. According to KPMG’s latest UK Economic Outlook, elevated inflation and rising intere

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A new report has said the outlook for Scotland’s budget in 2023-24 has become more challenging due to factors wholly outwith the control of the Scottish Government, but there are decisions that Deputy First Minister John Swinney can make to ease the path ahead for Scotland. In its pre-budget r

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The chief statistician has released statistics showing that the Scottish economy fell by 0.2% during the third quarter of 2022, covering the period July to September. Monthly statistics also show that GDP is estimated to have contracted by 0.6% in September, with decreases across the construction an

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The latest EY Future Consumer Index has found that nearly half of UK consumers (43%) expect to spend less over the festive season compared to 22% for the same period last year. The 11th edition of the survey of over 1,000 UK consumers found that falling consumer confidence due to the cost-of-living

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The government's support all households with energy bills over the first three months of 2023 will cost £16 billion in taxpayer money, according to Resolution Foundation analysis. Ofgem revealed yesterday that the annual energy bill of a typical household would have risen to £4,279 betwe

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Financial experts have warned the Scottish Government against introducing "less competitive rates of tax" in the wake of tax increases and spending cuts announced by Chancellor Jeremy Hunt this morning. In his first Autumn Statement, Mr Hunt extended the freeze on key allowances and thresholds, incl

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Inflation has reached 11.1%, a 41-year high, the newest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) shows. A jump in energy costs, despite the Energy Price Guarantee (EPG), and rising food prices, which rose by 16.4% — the biggest annual increase since 1977 — pushed C

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A return to austerity would have significant consequences for people and public services, deputy first minister John Swinney has warned ahead of the UK government’s autumn statement. Mr Swinney has called for an alternative to austerity to avoid the UK Government “prolonging” the r

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Analysts from the Resolution Foundation (RF) have shown that the mini-budget put forward under Liz Truss cost the country an estimated £30 billion. It resulted in a doubling of the fiscal hole the Treasury has said Jeremy Hunt will have to fill with this week's expected range of tax rises and

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The latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) have shown that the UK economy contracted 0.2% in Q3 between July and September. The UK's GDP fell by 0.6% in September alone. The information and communication sector was the worst affected and services output dropped 0.8%, causing th

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UK mortgage lending is expected to fall slow sharply in 2023 with just 0.7% growth due to rising mortgage rates and falling real household incomes, according to the latest EY ITEM Club Outlook for Financial Services. This comes after lending is projected to rise 4% this year, following strong demand

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Investors in UK publicly listed companies are set to receive £5.7 billion more in dividends as a result of the weakening of the Pound Sterling against the US Dollar. The boost to dividends shows how UK companies with a significant portion of their earnings coming from abroad are benefiting fro

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