Economy

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The chancellor, Jeremy Hunt, has announced that the government's fiscal statement will be delayed from October 31 to November 17. The new prime minister, Rishi Sunak, and chancellor agreed on the new date when they will set out a detailed plan to reduce debt and put in place a growth strategy for th

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Profit warnings issued by UK-listed companies have reached their highest third-quarter total since 2008, according to EY-Parthenon’s latest Profit Warnings report. In total, 86 profit warnings were issued between July and September 2022, compared to 51 in the same period of 2021, an increase o

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The consumer price index rose marginally in September with inflation having reached 10.1% as the fall in fuel prices was largely offset by the rising cost of food. The current inflation rate is the highest in 40 years. Multiple U-turns on fiscal policy from the UK government have left experts uncert

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The Scottish Government has set its focus on nurturing economic ties with the US and Canada as currently trade minister Ivan McKee is on a trade visit to the two countries in a bid to strengthen economic connections, attract investment into Scotland and boost exports. It comes the same week as the S

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An independent Scotland will adopt a new currency "as soon as practicable" under economic plans unveiled by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon today. A new paper, titled "Building a New Scotland: A stronger economy with independence", sets out the Scottish Government's economic prospectus for independen

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New figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) have estimated that GDP has fallen by 0.3% in August 2022, after growth of 0.1% in July 2022 (revised down from a growth of 0.2%). The ONS said: "monthly GDP is now estimated to be at the same level as its pre-coronavirus levels (Febru

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The Scottish Government has confirmed the members of an expert panel providing advice as part of its emergency budget review (EBR). Sir Anton Muscatelli, Professor Frances Ruane and Professor Mike Brewer will assess the impact on Scotland of the UK Chancellor’s fiscal approach and held their f

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The Bank of England and HM Treasury released updates as the Pound fell greatly in value following the government's fiscal announcements. The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Kwasi Kwarteng, announced that he will outline further regulatory reforms to the UK’s financial services in the next mo

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