10 Nov 2023

UK economy avoids slipping into recession

Economics Correspondent

The controversy over Suella Braverman’s comments overshadowed some brighter news for the government today. Britain’s economy failed to grow in the third quarter of the year – but that was better than the drop which had been predicted, and means the country has avoided slipping into recession.

Our economics correspondent Helia Ebrahimi has been speaking to the Chancellor – who says he’s planning for economic growth in his autumn statement later this month.