根據英格蘭銀行的數據，隨著 Covid-19 限制的取消，英國經濟將在 2021 年實現 70 多年來最快的增長。
然而，2020 年收縮的 9.9％ 是 300 年來最大幅度的收縮。
- 財政大臣 Rishi Sunak 在 3 月的預算案中宣布，補貼員工工資的休假計劃將延長至9月底。
- 疫苗接種率接近 5 成。
- 英格蘭銀行政策制定者將利率維持在 0.1％ 的歷史新低，刺激消費。
UK economy set to grow at fastest rate in more than 70 years
The UK economy will enjoy its fastest growth in more than 70 years in 2021 as Covid-19 restrictions are lifted, according to the Bank of England.
The economy is expected to expand by 7.25% this year, with extra government spending helping to limit job losses.
However, it follows a contraction of 9.9% in 2020, the biggest in 300 years.
Andrew Bailey, the governor of the Bank of England, said the recovery was "strong" but likened it to "more of a bounce back" than a boom.
He added that the surge in growth, while "good news", would only return the UK economy back to its 2019 size.
Mr Bailey told the BBC: "We're going to see a continued strong recovery this year, but let's put that into perspective.
"That's two years passed with no growth in the economy."
His comments came as Bank policymakers held interest rates at a record low of 0.1%.Retrieved from: https://www.bbc.com/news/business-57008220 (7 May 2021)