Find the latest UK outlook from our economic team and our Corporate & Institutional sector specialists. 

November update

Alongside our economic update, our trade team share their outlook and we get a view from the retail and consumer goods sector. 

Economic update

“We are optimistic that 2022 will be another year of decent growth.” Rhys Herbert, Senior Economist discusses his latest outlook. He reflects on current market conditions, including inflationary pressures, how that’s impacting growth and why interest rates haven’t changed yet.  

International trade

Sustainable supply chains, greater visibility and digital solutions are just some of the topics discussed by Rita King, Head of Traditional Trade and James Meakin, Head of Open Account Solutions on how to mitigate against current market disruptions and ensure supply chain surety. 

Retail and consumer goods 

“We are seeing a lot of interest from an M&A (mergers & acquisitions) perspective for both large acquisitions across the grocery sector and the strategic purchase of brands to establish online marketplaces.” Aled Patchett, Head of Retail and Consumer Goods, discusses how retailers’ investment plans are being shaped by supply chain pressures, digitisation and consumer behaviour.

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