DEMSA Key Themes ¦ Industry and Regulatory Developments

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Monetary Policy and Inflation

Bank of England's Interest Rate Decision: The Bank of England has decided to maintain interest rates at 5.25%, a strategic move reflecting its ongoing assessment of economic conditions. For financial services professionals, this decision underscores the importance of monitoring monetary policy as it influences lending rates, consumer spending, and overall economic activity. Bank of EnglandCPI Inflation Data: The Office for National Statistics reported a drop in twelve-month CPI inflation to 4% in December 2023, which was below the forecast. This information is critical for professionals in financial planning and investment, as inflation rates affect purchasing power and the real returns on investments. ONS Figures

Debt and Insolvency Statistics

Registry Trust Q4 2023 Statistics: The significant rise in CCJs and decrees against consumers signals growing financial distress, which is crucial for ...

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