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Response to latest GDP figures

CBI yesterday Responded to latest GDP figures.

Alpesh Paleja, CBI Lead Economist, yesterday said:

“This confirms the economic pummelling from the essential public health measures put in place to contain Covid-19. With people’s movement restricted over the second quarter, it’s unsurprising that sectors like hospitality, arts and entertainment felt the full brunt of lockdown.

"Encouragingly, the economy grew in May and June, indicating that the early stages of a recovery are underway. Yet cashflow constraints are still biting hard for businesses, and with the pandemic not going away anytime soon, a sustained recovery is by no means assured.

“The dual threats of a second wave and slow progress over Brexit negotiations are also particularly concerning, underlining the need for maximum agility from Government on both these issues, allowing a greater focus on the economy's long-term future.”

 

Original article link: https://www.cbi.org.uk/media-centre/articles/response-to-latest-gdp-figures/

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