BCC: Britain’s Economy Slows in Third Quarter

Britain’s economy slowed in the third quarter of this year, according to a survey by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), which could raise concerns for the U.K.’s future economic growth rate.

The business lobby group’s Quarterly Economic Survey, contributed to by nearly 8,000 businesses, showed that manufacturing and export balances had fallen in the third quarter.

“The strong upsurge in U.K. manufacturing at the start of the year appears to have run its course.” John Longworth, Director General of the BCC said in a statement. “We may be hearing the first alarm bell for the U.K. economy, but this not need be the case.”


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