Some positive (and surprising for those economists out there) news this morning, with Q1 2024 GDP growth coming in at 0.6%. It seems to be pretty broad based as well which is another positive. One measure that you don't see quoted that often is the GDP growth per head - a good bellwether for living standards, which is increasing too.  

This comes a day after the Bank of England kept the base interest rate at 5.25% - with more guessing games in the press about when it may start to go down. One thing that the past two years has taught us is that we need to be cautious with what economists say!

With an election in our midst, one thing for certain is that for Jeremy Hunt there is finally some good economic news.