Our monthly economic review is intended to provide background to recent developments in investment markets as well as to give an indication of how some key issues could impact in the future. It is not intended that individual investment decisions should be taken based on this information; we are always ready to discuss your individual requirements. We hope you will find this review to be of interest….
Growth picks up but Brexit fears loom large….
Although the UK economy recently recorded its fastest rate of growth in almost a year, Brexit-related uncertainties continue to cast a shadow over future growth prospects. Data released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) shows that gross domestic product rose by 0.6% during the May–July period boosted by an increase in consumer spending thanks to the unusually hot weather and England’s strong World Cup performance. This was the highest growth rate since August 2017 and marks a distinct pick-up compared to the 0.4% figure posted in the three months to June.