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Lucifer Box
25th May 2005, 15:24
The UK economy grew by 0.5% in the first three months of 2005, official figures show, the slowest quarterly growth rate in almost two years.

The weak figure, revised downwards from an initial estimate of 0.6%, was blamed on a fall in manufacturing output and a slowdown in consumer spending.

Household expenditure rose by just 0.3% during the quarter, giving an annual rate of 2% - the worst in four years.

Analysts say the figures mean interest rates are likely to remain on hold.

Economic growth worst since 2003 (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/4579081.stm)



Tax increases, anyone?

BrilloPad
17th January 2013, 13:14
Imagine the economy only growing by 0.5%. What a disaster.....

Platypus
17th January 2013, 13:24
Imagine resurrecting a thread from 2005 !

Bunk
17th January 2013, 13:59
Wot?

LB is a "Guest"?

How come?

:confused:

Tis a different Lucifer Box (http://forums.contractoruk.com/members/lucifer-box.html).