Wednesday, January 04, 2023

A Tough Year Ahead for the U.K.

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Economists agreed persistently high inflation, a shrinking workforce, declining trade relations with the EU, and a high exposure to the energy crisis sparked by the Ukraine war were the leading factors behind the U.K.’s comparatively grim prospects.

Economists surveyed predicted a return to normal by 2024 when inflation begins to dissipate, but the rest of this year will likely be a long slog for the U.K. economy.

The U.K. is expected to see the largest economic contraction among wealthy nations due to the Ukraine war and the energy crisis.

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