How to read the budget watchdog’s numbers for the economy

In addition to the financial debt and spending numbers, the OBR will also reveal its forecasts for progress and unemployment. Provided the unparalleled uncertainty, the OBR outlined a few distinct paths for the economic climate in its Fiscal Sustainability Report in July: an upside, central and downside scenario.

With a next lockdown sending the recovery back into reverse and the Chancellor extending the furlough plan into next yr, the OBR is very likely to revise these figures.

Again in July, its central scenario predicted that unemployment would peak at 12pc while GDP would collapse twelve.4pc in 2020. That would be followed by a speedy recovery for the economic climate, with progress hitting eight.7pc in 2021 and unemployment returning to 5.3pc by 2024. Even so, in that result GDP was continue to 3pc lower by 2025 than it was in its March forecast.

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