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Deloitte’s chief economist: Bank of England forecasts comment

3 November 2016

Commenting on the forecasts published today by the Bank of England, Ian Stewart, chief economist at Deloitte, the business advisory firm, said:

"The big upgrades to the Bank's growth forecasts for this year, and next, underscore the difficulty of gauging the impact of Brexit, even in the short term.

"Forecasts for how Brexit is likely to affect growth in the long term are even more speculative and uncertain.

"With growth and inflation over the next 18 months running well above the Bank's earlier expectations, monetary easing has moved to the back burner."

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