This briefing provides an easy-to-use commentary on the key economic indicators for UK businesses. The report also provides a comparison between the economic data compiled by external organisations such as the Office for National Statistics (ONS) and the BCC's own Quarterly Economic Survey and economic forecast.

This month's headlines:
•             Spending Review highlights that repairing the UK’s public finances is still a major challenge
•             Latest BCC QES and some external data point to more economic growth in Q2
•             Key risks to the UK economic outlook remain, including rising domestic inflation