Budget 2021: 5 Charts on the UK Economy

We're having a quick look at some key UK economic indicators

James Gard 26 October, 2021 | 3:08PM Sunniva Kolostyak
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As Chancellor Rishi Sunak delivered his second Budget of 2021, the UK economy is (once again) at a pivotal moment in the post-pandemic recovery. Rising inflation is probably the biggest concern for consumers and policymakers, but there is a long list of anxieties, including the end of the furlough scheme, tax rises and of course the resurgence of coronavirus over winter. We’ve picked five charts that provide a snapshot of where we are now, including inflation, GDP, jobs and retail sales.

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James Gard  is content editor for Morningstar.co.uk