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Bank of England sharply raises 2017 growth outlook

Posted by Warren Fyfe on February 2, 2017 in Warren Fyfe Site

Image copyright Reuters The Bank of England has made another dramatic rise in its growth forecast for this year. It expects the economy to grow 2% in 2017, up from a November forecast of 1.4%, which was itself an upgrade from the 0.8% forecast made in August. The Bank said the improved forecast was partly [...]

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Brexit vote: How did your MP vote on the the bill?

Posted by Warren Fyfe on February 2, 2017 in Warren Fyfe Site

MPs voted by 494 to 114 to back the Brexit bill in the House of Commons after 17 hours of debate. The bill gives Theresa May the go-ahead to formally tell the EU that the UK is leaving, by triggering Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty. Conservative and Labour MPs were under orders to back [...]

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Brexit plan to be published in government White Paper

Posted by Warren Fyfe on February 2, 2017 in Warren Fyfe Site

Media captionWho said what, when, and what happened next? The government’s Brexit strategy will come under scrutiny when an official policy document setting out its plans is published later. The White Paper, which was promised after pressure from MPs, comes after the Commons voted to allow the PM to begin the Brexit process. MPs backed [...]

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