The economic shock caused by coronavirus is set to plunge the UK into a steeper recession than that of the financial crisis as activity grinds to a halt amid the lockdown, experts have warned.
Scotland’s economy grew faster than the UK as a whole in the final three months of 2019, the latest figures show, though the Scottish Government has warned of challenges ahead due to the coronavirus pandemic.
UK carbon dioxide emissions have fallen by 28% in the past decade, even as the economy has grown by a fifth, analysis suggests.
The UK economy flatlined in the last three months of the financial year in line with expectations, as the country went to the polls, official figures have shown.
The UK economy slid into decline in November on the back of weakness in the manufacturing sector, according to official figures.