BoE growth forecasts ‘too optimistic’

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The Bank of England has released its growth forecasts for the coming year, but the outlook isn’t as rosy as they say, according to CEBR.

The Bank of England’s forecast for UK growth has been raised and it expects inflation will exceed its target of 2% in 2010.

It’s predicted that the VAT cut reverse will cause a brief surge in inflation, before it falls back to around 1% in early 2011. Inflation is expected to rise again to the target rate in 2012 on the assumption of the market path for interest rates and £200bn quantitative easing.

A strong economic bounce back is expected is expected from early 2010 – 2011 where the bank predicts GDP growth of over 4%.

“We think they are far too optimistic about 2010 growth”, said a spokesperson for the Cen...

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About Gina Dyer

About Gina Dyer

I've been a journalist for four years, writing on a wide variety of topics from business and finance to travel, culture and celebrities. I began my career as an editorial assistant for Palladian Publications, a B2B publisher specialising in technical magazines for professionals in primary industries. I later moved into consumer magazines as a staff writer for French Magazine, a monthly travel publication aimed at Francophiles, and was part of the launch team for The Traveller in France, a quarterly magazine produced for the French tourist board. I was also a regular contributor to online travel portal, and later worked with customer publishers Future Plus as a freelance production editor, before joining Sift Media in January 2009. I am currently Deputy Editor of


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