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The UK economy grew by 0.5 per cent during the third quarter of this year, a slight improvement on the 0.4 per cent expected by analysts.

The British Chambers of Commerce has called on the government to slash regulation in order to support private sector employers.

Commenting on the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) minutes published today by the Bank of England, David Kern, chief economist at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said, “These minutes confirm widespread expectations that one member of the committee continued to support a rise in interest rates.

Commenting on the June inflation figures published today by the ONS, which showed a falling back in the annual rate of the Consumer Prices Index from 3.4 per cent to 3.2 per cent compared to May, David Kern, chief economist at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), expressed concern for future inflation but warned against raising interest rates. He said, “Headline CPI inflation fell in line with expectations but it is worrying that core inflation, which strips out energy and food, has risen.

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