Martin Beck

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The government’s roadmap for exiting lockdown takes a gradual approach to relaxing restrictions. Combined with other factors, including the rapid...

Last week’s evidence on how well the economy is bearing up to the pain of the current lockdown was mixed. Retail sales in January fell by more...

The recent spell of very cold weather seems apt for an economy partially frozen as a result of lockdown. High-frequency indicators of economic...

The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) chose to look through the economic blow of the current lockdown to a vaccinated, brighter, future, in its...

Despite the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) downgrading its near-term outlook for the economy, prospects for a vaccine-driven boost to the...

This week revealed a retail recovery in December stymied by the reintroduction of restrictions, while the same month delivered another huge fiscal...