Positive retail figures may not tell the full tale
Christopher Snowdon writes for the Express
Andy Mayer comments for City AM
Julian Jessop comments for the Express
Julian argued that despite this seeming positivity, that this could be evidence of consumers completing their shopping now before inflation and high taxes hit.
“The Government therefore needs to focus on supporting the economic recovery – which remains the best way to repair the public finances – rather than adding even more to the tax burden.”
“The Bank of England also needs to ensure that a temporary increase in inflation does not become permanent. A small rate increase in December would not derail the recovery, but would show the Bank is serious about keeping inflation down over the medium term.”
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