May 23, 2024


Imagination at work

How to read the budget watchdog’s numbers for the economy

In addition to the debt and spending numbers, the OBR will also expose its forecasts for expansion and unemployment. Provided the unprecedented uncertainty, the OBR outlined 3 diverse paths for the economic climate in its Fiscal Sustainability Report in July: an upside, central and draw back scenario.

With a second lockdown sending the restoration back into reverse and the Chancellor extending the furlough scheme into future calendar year, the OBR is likely to revise these figures.

Back again in July, its central scenario predicted that unemployment would peak at 12pc while GDP would collapse twelve.4pc in 2020. That would be adopted by a swift restoration for the economic climate, with expansion hitting 8.7pc in 2021 and unemployment returning to five.3pc by 2024. Having said that, in that consequence GDP was even now 3pc lessen by 2025 than it was in its March forecast.

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