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The UK economy enters recession

The UK economy enters recession

Throughout 2023, the British economy expanded by 0.1%.

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247 – UK The economy, Europe's second largest, shrank by 0.3% between October and December, beating negative expectations after already recording a decline in the July to September period. These latest figures raise serious doubts about Prime Minister Rishi Sunak's ability to deliver on his promise made in January last year to revive economic growth.

According to information from BBC News, throughout 2023, the British economy expanded by 0.1%. Excluding years marked by the Covid-19 pandemic, this year's rate of growth represents the lowest rate since 2009. That year, the UK, along with other major economies, was struggling to recover from the global financial crisis. Almost stopped.

The continued economic weakness presented by the latest data highlights the challenges the British government faces in stimulating recovery and establishing a solid growth path. Uncertainties regarding the ongoing impact of the pandemic, along with structural and political issues, are contributing to a challenging economic environment.

As the UK seeks to recover from the impact of the pandemic and faces the consequences of Brexit, the pressure on Rishi Sunak to implement effective and sustainable economic stimulus policies is mounting significantly.

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