EEF believes that the balance of evidence is clearly pointing to a slowing economy, in the
UK and overseas, and the prospects for further instability in the financial markets may well impact on business and consumer confidence in the near future.
Commenting, EEF Chief Economist, Steve Radley, said:
“While an interest rate cut should now be on the Bank’s radar, it is sensible to wait for more evidence on the likely slowdown in economic growth. But the MPC should stand ready to cut rates if the world economy or confidence deteriorates significantly.”