UK's current GDP growth rate won't last, warns business body
Business has been boosted by the ‘business as usual’ approach taken by many UK firms after the Brexit vote according to the British Chambers of Commerce. But they warn that it will not last.
The BCC expects growth of 1.1% next year and 1.4% in 2018, down from this year’s 2.1%. This will be as a result of doubts about the UK’s relations with the EU and the threat of higher inflation.
The accountancy and services group BDO has reported that business output in the UK has risen for the first time in 17 months and that the British economy has stabilised, but a ‘lower gear’ than before the referendum. The outlook is not entirely positive however and the group predict a bumpy road ahead in 2017 for British business and the economy”.
What approach has British business taken since Brexit? What does the BCC predict for next year? What has happened to UK business output in the last 17 months? What do you think will happen to British business after Brexit?
Find words in the text that mean: to grow quickly / to carry on without change / a way of doing things / a possible problem / to stop things changing / a difficult period in the future.
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The present perfect is used twice in the text. Find the examples and explain why it has been used? Are these recent events / events in the past with no time indicators / events in the past that connect to the present?