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24 March, 2022
9:30am - 10:30am GMT



David Smith
David Smith
Job Title
Economics Editor
The Sunday Times

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A new official economic forecast was published on 23 March 2022, alongside a statement from Rishi Sunak, the Chancellor of the Exchequer. But what will this mean for business? Are we moving into a post-Covid era, have we seen the last of the tax increases during this parliament and how much are interest rates going to rise?

David provided his assessment of the announcement, followed by a 20-minute Q&A with attendees about the outlook.

Our speaker

David Smith, Economics Editor, The Sunday Times:

David Smith has been Economics Editor of The Sunday Times since 1989, where he writes a weekly column. He is also chief leader-writer, an assistant editor and policy adviser. Since 2016 he has also been writing a weekly column for The Times, where he worked from 1984 to 1989.

David Smith is the author of several books, including The Rise and Fall of Monetarism; Mrs Thatcher’s Economics; North and South; From Boom to Bust; UK Current Economic Policy; Eurofutures; Will Europe Work?; Free Lunch: Easily Digestible Economics; The Dragon & the Elephant: China, India and the New World Order; The Age of Instability: The Global Financial Crisis and What Comes Next, and – in 2015 – Something Will Turn Up; Britain’s Economy Past, Present and Future.

He is a visiting professor at both Cardiff University and Nottingham University. He has won several awards, including the Harold Wincott Senior Financial Journalist of the Year Award, the 2013 Economics Commentator of the Year Award and the 2014 Business Journalist of the Year Award in the London Press Awards.