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The boost to activity from the removal of final Covid restrictions likely was offset by falling health sector output.
Higher energy prices and fresh supply chain frictions, following the war in Ukraine, likely hit manufacturing.
Retail sales and car sales fell, while the recovery in the hospitality sector appears to have topped out.
The near-term outlook for households' real disposable income looks bleak; we still expect GDP to drop in Q2.
A recession, however, isn't our base case; people have ample scope to draw on savings and to borrow more.
We now Bank Rate to top out at 1.25% this year, not 1.00%, but still think markets have lost the plot.
The composite PMI points to solid quarter-on-quarter GDP growth of 0.7% in Q2, despite falling in April.
The PMI, however, likely is too upbeat; it excludes government expenditure and retail sales, which are falling.
It might also be too strong when turnover is being lifted by price rises; we still expect GDP to drop in Q2.
The upward trend in the PAYE measure of employees is more plausible than the flat trend presented by the LFS.
Very strong survey indicators might reflect rising average hours and likely are insensitive to rising quits.
Employment growth looks set to slow from Q2, due to the rise in NICs and weaker demand.
Firms want to hold more stocks than in the 2010s, but now are accumulating them at a slower pace.
GDP growth depends on the rate of change in inventories, so the deceleration will depress growth.
Futures prices historically have been a better guide to energy prices than assuming they don't change.
RPI inflation will rise even more than CPI inflation in April, due to the bigger weighting of energy prices.
But house price growth is about to slow, while mortgage interest payments will rise only slowly.
Weighting differences point to a bigger drag on RPI inflation from falling energy prices next year.
House price growth was strong in Q1, but will now slow, due to rising mortgage rates and falling real incomes.
Several timely indicators of demand, including the RICS new buyer enquiries balance, are starting to soften.
House price growth looks set to slow to 4.5% this year, and mortgage approvals will fall to pre-Covid levels.
Output in the consumer services sector recovered strongly in February, assisted by fading Covid fears.
...But output in the health sector likely fell considerably, due to sharp falls in Covid testing and vaccinations.
Manufacturing output was hit by a slump in car production, while building work was disrupted by storms.
The U.K. yield curve has not inverted and inversion is not a reliable bellwether of U.K. recessions.
Equity prices for consumer-facing companies have fallen sharply, but not yet to recession levels.
The oil price has been this high before without triggering a downturn, and GDP is less energy-intensive now.
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