Box sets » Economic and fiscal outlook - March 2019

UK stockbuilding
Survey evidence suggested that firms were building inventories ahead of the UK's exit from the EU. In this box we considered prospects for stockbuilding and the implications for GDP growth.

Economy categories:
GDP by expenditure   

How do governments respond to good and bad news in our forecasts?
Presented with an improvement in the outlook for the public finances, the Government decided to loosen discretionary fiscal policy at this event. In this box we considered how Governments have responded to past pre-measures fiscal forecast changes.

Fiscal categories:
Public sector net borrowing