Latest figures indicate modest rate cut looks more likely as uncertainty continues

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Margherita Orlandini, Corporate PR Manager, Royal London
Margherita Orlandini

Corporate PR Manager, Royal London


Commenting on the latest UK purchasing managers index business survey figures, Melanie Baker, senior economist at Royal London Asset Management, said:

“Today’s figures point to an increasingly challenging period for UK businesses. With more evidence today that uncertainty is damaging growth, a modest rate cut from the Bank of England in coming months is looking more likely.

“Survey responses continue to underline that Brexit-related worries are weighing on sentiment and activity.  Alongside any concerns around global trade and growth prospects, such worries seem more likely to linger than disappear in the near-term.”

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RLAM manages £148 billion of assets and employs 121 investment professionals as at 31 December 2020. It invests in all major asset classes including UK and overseas equities, government bonds, investment grade and high yield corporate bonds, property and cash.

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Margherita Orlandini, Corporate PR Manager, Royal London