Is 2024 already lost to dithering and delay?

richard steer BW

The last few years have not been easy but we will have to wait a little longer before the outlook starts to improve, writes Richard Steer

Before embarking on this year’s crystal-ball gazing, I took a minute to revisit my predictions from last year and gauge their accuracy. It has been a dispiriting odyssey of discovery. 

It seems that at this time last year I was a little downbeat, saying “[In 2023] I see an unwanted cocktail of prolonged, weak, growth set against supply-chain challenges, as industrial action impacts transport, logistics and the service sector. We may see inflation peak and fall, but this will take some time to feed into the system.”

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