Sunday 19th September 2010
The outlook for the UK economy is far from rosy. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development and the European Commission reckon that growth will slow next year.
And many of Britain's directors are not confident about the outlook for their businesses.
It seems that speculation over the severity of the Government's austerity measures has spooked them. So, as businesses invest less, scale back expansion and curtail hiring new staff, the UK economy could quickly lose momentum.