Spring Statement 2018: Spring Forward

Economic Outlook


13 Mar 2018
In his first slimmed-down Spring Statement, the Chancellor focused on positive economic headlines rather than policy announcements or spending commitments.
The latest OBR forecasts expect the UK to grow by 1.5% in 2018, 1.3% in 2019 and 2020 before picking up to 1.4% in 2021.
Our latest Economic Outlook covers the main announcements from the Chancellor and the OBR; provides analysis on the most recent trends in consumer and producer price inflation; and sets out the challenges to boosting housebuilding taking account of the interim findings from the Letwin Review.