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UK’s export growth slips to fall behind Germany – City A.M.

September 25, 2017

"According to today's European Export Index, produced by BDO and Cebr, Germany's export growth index rose to 106.6 points in the third quarter from 101.6 in the previous quarter. Meanwhile, export growth in the UK slipped to 101.5 from 104.8."   Read the full article here.

Germany’s exports now growing faster than UK’s as boost from weak pound fades – Independent

September 25, 2017

"As a result, export growth for UK firms weakened in the third quarter of the year, according to an index compiled by the Centre for Economics and Business Research on behalf of BDO."   View the full article here.

Need to know – Bank of England data set to show a slowdown in the number of mortgage approvals

September 25, 2017

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Baby boomers boost Saga as it launches two new liners – The Yorkshire Post

September 25, 2017

"Cebr said that among the over 50s who are still working, 36 percent said they plan to increase their spending on long-haul holidays after retirement."   Read the full article here.

As it happens – Retail sales pick up in August, with squeeze on consumers set to loosen

September 20, 2017

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Do murmurs of rate hike imply signs of future recovery? – City A.M.

September 20, 2017

Cebr Board Member, Vicky Pryce, argued that "Any increase in rates, however small, would send wrong signals to both consumers and business, and could stop whatever nascent recovery one may have hoped for in its tracks."   Read the full article here.

UK economy will grow 1.6% in 2017 – up from previous estimate 1.3% – Radio 4 The Today Show

September 18, 2017

Cebr revised its growth forecasts saying that the UK economy will grow 1.6% in 2017 - up from a previous estimate of 1.3%   Listen to the interview with Senior Economist, Oliver Kolodseike, here.

UK economy will perform better than we thought in 2018, says CEBR think tank – The Independent

September 18, 2017

Cebr upgraded its outlook for the nation’s economy Monday, citing a pickup in manufacturing and a view that the worst of the consumer-spending squeeze has passed. Cebr now expects UK growth of 1.6% this year and 1.4% in 2018, an increase from 1.3% and 1.2%, previously.   See the article here.

Influential economists lift forecasts for UK growth – City A.M.

September 18, 2017

"The Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR) is predicting the economy to grow by 1.6 per cent this year, substantially higher than its previous growth forecast of 1.3 per cent."   Read the full article here.

Amazon ‘pays 11 times less corporation tax than traditional booksellers’ – The Guardian

September 12, 2017

Cebr conducted research for the Booksellers association, finding that UK bookshops pay 11 times more corporation tax than Amazon.   Read the full article here.

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