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UK Forecast Forum

03 July, 2018
Royal Automobile Club, London

Can the economy weather the storm?

08:30     Coffee & registration.

08:55     Introduction.

Roger Bootle, Chairman

09:00     Is Brexit going wrong?

Roger Bootle, Chairman

  • The timetable.
  • The Customs Union and the Single Market.
  • Possible outcomes. 

09:15     How much should we fear a Labour Government?

Ruth Gregory, UK Economist

  • How could Labour come to power?
  • The impact on the economy and the public finances.
  • The implications for Brexit.

09:30     The outlook for growth, inflation and monetary policy

Jonathan Loynes, Chief Economist

  • Was Q1’s slowdown just a blip?
  • How far will inflation fall?
  • Will the MPC press ahead with rate hikes?

09:45     What does it all mean for the markets?

John Higgins, Chief Markets Economist

  • Will sterling’s slide against the dollar continue?
  • Is the Gilt market misjudging future monetary policy?
  • Will the UK stock market’s resurgence last?

10:00     Questions & discussion.

Chaired by Roger Bootle

10:30     Close & Coffee.

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