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Latest statistics show UK's economy has reduced Covid spending over the last three months It has been shown that vaccine programs, and testing and tracing, are slowly falling behind. Gross domestic product (GDP) he fell by 0.1% between April and June, according to the National Bureau of Statistics. This is down significantly from a 0.8% increase in the first quarter of this year, with the UK headed for recession
veteran broadcasters Andrew Neal issued a tough verdict on the current economic situation, tweeting:
He followed this up with another tweet: His GDP in the second quarter is 0.6% higher than his pre-coronavirus level in the fourth quarter of 2019 and 2.9% higher than in the second quarter of 2021.
The data comes as the Bank of England last predicted the week it was forced to defend its decision to raise rates, the first sign of the UK slipping into recession later this year.
Andrew Neal Declines Growth Show UK economy is 'essentially flat' (Image: GETTY)
UK economy decreased by 0.1% in the second quarter. Basically flatlining.— Andrew Neil (@afneil) Aug 12, 2022
There is little hope of avoiding such a scenario.
KPMG UK Chief Economist Yael Serphin said, "We are seeing increasing signs of underlying weakness in the economy, but a deeper recession will only occur towards the end of the year." I expect it to happen," he said.
In the final quarter of the year, the energy regulator's Ofgem said he could raise the energy rate cap by an estimated 84% in October to £3,634. may be seen.
Last week, the Bank of England gave a pessimistic outlook when it forecast the UK economy to contract in the fourth quarter of this year, followed by quarterly contractions in 2023.
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UK energy prices will drop again later this year (Image: GETTY STOCK)
GDP contracted 0.6% in June, the biggest contraction since January 2021 , two holidays from the Queen's Platinum Jubilee were expected to further impact that figure.
Prime Minister Nadim Zahawi has tried to paint a positive picture from the latest UK economic data, claiming he is doing everything possible to "hold inflation and grow the economy".
He said: “After the pandemic, our economy has shown incredible resilience. Yes, and I know people are concerned about rising prices and slowing growth, and that's why I'm determined to work with the Bank of England to keep inflation under control and the economy grow. 101}
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Nadhim Zahawi said: Said UK economy showed 'incredible resistance' (Image: GETTY )
It is clear that the Tories have "lost control of the economy," said Rachel Reeves (Image: GETTY)
' includes £1,200 to the 8 million most vulnerable households.
But Labor reacted furiously to the latest growth struggle, blaming the Tories for "losing control of the economy".
Shadow His Chancellor Rachel Reeves said: Conservative leadership candidates need to stop playing in the gallery and start thinking about serious plans to get the UK economy back on track.
UK energy price cap almost April to £2,000 (Image: EXPRESS)
Britain deserves a stronger and safer economy."
TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady said: pay rises.
"We need an early minimum wage hike this fall and pay hikes across the public sector to meet inflation. This will help protect demand and business confidence."