Short- and medium-term challenges for the UK: What does it mean for consumer spending?
Tuesday 6th March 2012, Cardinal Place, 80 Victoria Street, London
Tough times persist for business in the UK exposed to the household sector. Real disposable incomes endured a second year of contraction in 2011 and enter 2012 no higher than where they stood in 2007. More recently, the eurozone’s problems have exacerbated the shortfall in domestic demand by bringing the export revival to a premature end. Hopes of rebalancing the economy have evaporated. The next few quarters will be critical for the UK economy. Will falling inflation allow household real incomes to grow again, underpinning a recovery? Or will hopes be dashed by a new financial crisis if turmoil in the eurozone takes an ugly turn
Experian’s economics group invites you to our biannual conference, where our experts will analyse the implications of these possible outcomes and examine the issues for UK households and consumer markets. We will also look beyond 2012 to consider how the economy will evolve over the medium-term as fiscal constraints are now expected to last until 2017.
To register or enquire about this event, please contact us.