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Think tank says UK economy wil outperform G7 next year

The UK will avoid gong into recession in the coming months, according to a report by the Natrional Institute for Economic and Social Research.

The NIESR says the UK will have the best growth of all the G7 countries in the coming year.

It predicts the UK economy will grow by 2.3 per cent this year and 2.1 per cent next year. It also predicts inflation at 2.5 per cent for the end of 2001, falling to 1.8 per cent by the end of 2002.


Peter Barrett

Lives: Buxted, East SussexBorn: 1966, West SussexEducation: Left comprehensive school to go to college in East Surrey to study for a diploma in business studiesCareer: Started with admin role with subsidiary of Signa US, Crusader Insurance, In 1989 joined Inter-American International as a director of offshore operations. In 1990 set up his own brokerage in […]

&#39Sandler must see value of IFAs&#39 – Torquil Clark

The industry should be encouraged to move towards charging fees if it wants to improve professionalism and consumer confidence, says IFA Torquil Clark in its Sandler response.The IFA says in order to bring further clarity, advice must be separated from product purchase, a move which will increase the likelihood that consumers will view IFAs as […]

Genesis Home Loans – Planet & Moons Fixed 6.25 Per Cent

Thursday, 25 October 2001.Fixed term: Until January 1, 2003.Fixed rate: 6.25 per cent.Minimum loan: £35,000.Maximum loan: Up to 70 per cent of valuation subject to a maximumof £1m.Income multiples: 3.5 times principal income plus second or threetimes joint.Arrangement fee: £395.Redemption: 6 per cent of original loan in years one and two, 5 percent in year […]

SLI lauches revamped website

Scottish Life International is launching its revamped website, with more interactive features than its three-year old predecessor.The new site maintains the dedicated extranet service, with improved accessibility, and adds a trusts and offshore investments information facility.SLI e-commerce analyst Kelly Paterson says: “The desire to improve the design and the amount and quality of the […]


Five ways to make your employee focus group session a success

by Debra Corey, group reward director  You just planned and booked what you thought was the perfect vacation for you and your family. You call everyone together to share the great news and instead of receiving sounds of glee and delight, you receive groans and complaints.Your youngest says: “I hate beaches, didn’t you know that?” (You think to […]


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