Gas in the tank – how the economic outlook is shaping up


Gas in the tank – how the economic outlook is shaping up


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Join us for an update on the economic outlook, by Marcus Wright – Senior Economist, also Stuti Saksena – Economist, from NatWest, who will discuss how the UK economy is performing and how the cost-of-living crisis is unfolding.

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Programme outline

Marcus and Stuti will cover the labour market, the inflation outlook, and the housing market, asking what is the path for interest rates from here? Also, how are structural forces such as the energy transition expected to shape our economy in the years ahead.

The learning outcomes from this presentation include:

  • A better understanding of the:
  • economic environment for the remainder of the year.
  • climate transition.
  • Where interest rates and inflation are headed.

Who will benefit ?

  • Of benefit to all, no matter your job role, level, sector.

Speakers’ details:

Marcus Wright, Senior Economist at NatWest, has over 18 years professional experience as an economist. He heads up the Bank’s forecasting and stress-testing scenarios team, and analyses economic dynamics to inform the Bank’s strategy. Previously, Marcus worked for an investment trust and an economic development consultancy. His particular areas of interest are the UK economy, the energy transition, and geopolitics. He has a first-class degree in economic science from the University of Aberdeen.

Stuti Saksena, Economist at NatWest, leads on the production of economic intelligence, and the building of economic scenarios to support budgeting, provisioning, and stress-testing exercises. She was previously at HSBC, and has over ten years professional experience as an economist. Stuti has an MPhil, Economics from the University of Cambridge.


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