Senior economist Alicia Higson spoke to BBC breakfast about UK inflation.
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The Sustainable Cities Index, authored by Cebr on behalf of ARCADIS, identified among other findings, that Europe leads the way on sustainability, taking seven of the top ten places. Frankfurt came in first place, followed by London and Copenhagen while North American cities failed to appear in the top ten. The findings of the Index were covered by the Independent, the Guardian, the Daily Telegraph, the Daily MailHuffington Post, the Wall Street Journal, the Saudi Gazetta, and Al Arabiya.
A report released earlier this year by Cebr and Inrix, The Future Economic and Environmental Costs of Gridlock in 2030, was covered by the Die Welt.
The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) is calling on the Chancellor to cut beer duty for a historic third time in next month’s Budget. A report published by Cebr estimates that an additional 1,047 pubs would have closed if the Government had not scrapped the beer duty escalator and cut beer duty in 2013 and 2014. The findings were covered by the Independent, the Financial Times, the Times, the Mirror, the Independent, the Sun, the Daily Mail, the Evening Standard, the Evening Standard and Harper’s.
The Mansion Tax report released last year by Cebr calculated that by charging foreign buyers a higher rate of stamp duty, taxing empty homes, and implementing changes to the buy-to-let scheme tax revenues would increase by a total of £6.2 billion by 2019-20, greater than the £1.2 billion per year Labour estimates could be earned from the proposed tax on homes worth over £2 million. The findings were cited by the Daily Telegraph and the Economist.
Research from 2014 by Cebr for the Skills Funding Agency calculated that if the current upward trend in recruitment in apprenticeships continues, apprenticeships will contribute £50 billion to the UK economy by 2050. The report was covered by the Daily Telegraph.
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Cebr’s prediction that house prices in the capital will fall by 3.3 per cent this year was covered by the Daily Mail, This is Money section.
Economist Sam Alderson spoke to the BBC about the quarterly inflation report released in February and the prospect of deflation in the UK.
Managing Economist Rob Harbron’s prediction of a weak overall UK trade performance for the year to come appeared in the Guardian.
Economist Danae Kyriakopoulou’s comments that capital controls, rather than Grexit, would be a more likely outcome of the stand-off between Greece and the Eurozone were covered in the Daily Telegraph.
Danae Kyriakopoulou’s comments on the implications of potential credit easing in China were covered by the Financial Times.
Scott Corfe, Head of UK Macroeconomics predicted that the UK’s CPI will remain at an average record breaking low of 0.4% in 2015. This was covered by the Evening Standard and the Daily Mail.
Economist Alasdair Cavalla’s comments about the growth of the German economy in light of the recent negotiations between Greece and Germany appeared in the Financial Times.
Senior Economist, Alicia Higson spoke to BBC Breakfast at a white product factory in Durham about record low inflation rates in 2015.
Cebr’s expectations that the MPC are likely to raise interest rates as far away as February 2016 was covered by the Guardian, the Daily Telegraph (x2), City AM (x2), This is Money (x2) and the Evening Standard.
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YouGov and Cebr’s latest Consumer Confidence Index revealed that economic confidence is at it’s highest level since last September. The findings were covered by the Daily Mail and This is Money.
In other news:
Vicky Pryce, Cebr’s Chief Economic Adviser has given numerous interviews throughout February on various events in the eaconomic news, not least the latest developments unfolding between Greece and the Eurozone. Vicky Pryce’s analysis has appeared in Euroinsight, the Evening Standard, the Guardian, the BBC, CNN (x2), Reuters and the Daily Telegraph.
Vicky Pryce also spoke as part of a panel at Chatham House assessing the economic ramifications of Syriza’s proposed policies and the possible outcomes of debt negotiations with the EU.