Inflation Nation

Inflation Nation

By BBC Radio

Newscast

Thursday, 5 May

Interest rates rise as the Bank of England warns we’re facing a “sharp economic slowdown”... Adam is joined by Paul Johnson, director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies, to discuss the state of the UK economy and the Bank’s attempts to stem the pace of rising prices. Also… as the World Health Organization estimates that the Covid pandemic caused the deaths of nearly 15 million people around the world, Fergus Walsh and Natasha Loder from the Economist unpack the data. Today’s Newscast was made by Tim Walklate, with Alix Pickles and Cordelia Hemming. The Technical producer was Emma Crowe. The assistant editor was Alison Gee.
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