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    And the slump goes on …

    2009-07-27T12:12:00Z

    The UK economy shrank by another 0.8% in the second quarter, according to preliminary figures. While the drop was markedly slower than the 2.4% decline in the first quarter of this year, it was still a much sharper contraction than many analysts had hoped for. It also marked the fifth ...

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    Budget 2009: initial thoughts

    2009-04-23T10:52:00Z

    Budget day as ever was interesting and obviously, the devil is in the detail, especially when it is bad news. However, the Chancellor's speech and the Budget document provide us with some initial thoughts. The macro figures are as bad as expected and potentially worse; £175bn public borrowing in 2009/10 ...