Tuesday, November 10, 2009

A Look at UK Economy In 2009

The British economy in 2009 was declining at an even quicker rate than originally suspected.All sectors of the UK economy seem to be struggling, with consumer confidence, the housing market, employment and manufacturing either at the lowest point, or dropping faster than ever previously recorded.
Seeking to overcome blame for the recession and the fall out from his previous statements that he had tamed the ‘Boom and Bust’ cycle, Prime Minster Gordon Brown announced a major economic stimulus package. It will add to already high debt levels above 40 per cent of GDP, leading to speculation that Britain’s sovereign debt ratings would be downgraded and to further slides int eh value of sterling. By the end of 2009, the UK economy is expected to have contracted 3.2 per cent (although some economists are revising that figure further downwards), with UK public debt rising to a staggering 70 per cent.

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