The pro.manchester economics review for the second quarter of 2011 is available on line. Rates are expected to remain on hold until the Autumn. The economy is expected to grow by 2% in 2011 but any base rate rise will be postponed into early Autumn. Growth will be a tough grind in 2011.
This is an extract from the pro.manchester Business Conference in March 2011. The conference was anchored by Kirsty Wark and Gavin Esler. Paul Mason was unavailable and I had to step into the breach.