Beyond the Headlines | 31 May 2024

UK Elections | Beyond the Headlines

Andrew Goodwin

Chief UK Economist

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In this week’s Beyond the Headlines, join Andrew Goodwin, Chief UK Economist, as he outlines how we’ve changed our UK interest rate forecast after a busy week for the UK economy.

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Early UK election unlikely to affect the near-term outlook

The poor fiscal inheritance and apparent reluctance of either party to materially alter the flawed fiscal rules suggest the election outcome is unlikely to significantly affect the near-term outlook.

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