Thursday, 21st March 2013
UK: Budget 2013
Source: HM Treasury (UK)
From Executive Summary:
Three key factors, first set out in the Office for Budget Responsibility’s (OBR) November 2011 Economic and fiscal outlook, have resulted in a more subdued and uneven recovery than expected:
• evidence has accumulated that suggests the impact of the financial crisis on GDP and underlying productivity has been greater than expected;
• the euro area sovereign debt crisis and global uncertainty have damaged confidence and reduced external demand; and
• commodity price driven inflation since 2011 has reduced real incomes and raised business costs.
As a result of the ongoing effect of these factors, the OBR’s forecast revises down growth in 2013 and 2014. However, the forecast for UK employment from 2013 has been revised up.
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