Our take on what is happening in the economy and what it means for you
In these turbulent times, understanding current trends and business sentiment is more important than ever before. On this page, you'll find a combination of economic and business data, market insights and thoughts from our subject matter experts to help you better understand and respond to the changing environment.
The UK economy contracted by 9.9% in 2020 – the largest annual fall on record. In 2021 forecasters expect a return to growth with GDP expected to be around 4.5% for the year.
Budget 2021: a pathway to recovery
The Chancellor's Budget saw a spoon full of sugar today, with medicine to follow. Our experts react to the key points of the announcement.