Is it time to raise interest rates? Experts debate the Brexit watch data

Two former members of Bank of England’s interest rate-setting committee discuss a potential rise
Interest rate rise clouds outlook
Brexit economy – April verdict

Senior economic adviser at the PwC consultancy and member of the Bank of England’s monetary policy committee from October 2006 to May 2011

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How has the Brexit vote affected the economy? April verdict

Each month we look at key indicators to see what effect the Brexit process has on growth, prosperity and trade in the UK
Interest rate rise clouds outlook
Experts debate the data

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The Brexit economy: looming rate rise clouds outlook as inflation dips

‘The beast from the east’ blew the UK economy off course, further complicating an already complex picture
Experts debate the data
Brexit economy – April verdict

The British economy is showing signs of faltering as the Bank of England considers raising interest rates, although falling inflation has handed households better news, according to a Guardian analysis of economic developments over the past month.

As the Bank debates raising the cost of borrowing above 0.5% for the first time since the depths of the last recession, the Guardian’s latest Brexit dashboard paints a mixed picture.

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Toby Roland-Jones: Middlesex and England bowler to miss rest of 2018 season

Middlesex and England fast bowler Toby Roland-Jones will miss the remainder of the 2018 season with a back injury.

UK retail sales continue to disappoint in April

Hopes of recovery from ‘beast from the east’ dashed after fifth consecutive month of weak sales

Hopes in the high street of a bounce back from poor weather-affected trading have been dashed after the CBI reported another weak month of sales for retailers.

Related: High street sales feel chill from ‘beast from the east’

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Caster Semenya expected to be affected by IAAF rule changes

Some female runners with naturally high testosterone levels will have to race against men or change events unless they take medication, from 1 November.