Review of the UK economy in 2002

2005-11-21T15:49:08Z (GMT) by Paul Turner
In this article we will look at how the UK economy has performed over the past year and put this in the context of events in the world economy. This year has seen lower than average growth in the UK economy. In the short term this may cause problems for the government’s fiscal strategy in that tax receipts look set to fall at a time when expenditure is planned to increase. However, there are signs that the worst of the slowdown may be over and that output growth will pick up in the coming year. Inflation has remained below its target rate throughout the year and unemployment has continued to fall.