Bank of England Event

For what is happening to our economy in a post-Brexit world, look no further than the Bank of England slides below.

Click on them to enlarge.



A Great Event. Our thanks to Alex Gollege and Grant Shapps for their insights and visions of the future.

In Summary, this is what is happening in our economy.

Interest rates are on the way up.

Unemployment at a 42 year low, and investment in business at a recent high.

The slide on the right shows slowing house prices, causing less consumer borrowing and spending,

A bit of belt-tightening – No bad thing.

Investment in British businesses increasing since Brexit and most importantly net debt, the trade balance that controls our national debt, moving from being significantly overdrawn or in deficit to being in credit. This is the number that really matters.

This move from trade deficit to trade surplus has been caused by the drop in the value of Sterling

Inflation picks up having been artificially suppressed by the fuel wars caused by the threat of Fracking to the oil states


Which raises the question – What were the doom-mongers up to with their project fear projections?

I am writing a book on the subject, aimed mainly at understanding the underlying dynamics of how we have run up this staggering national debt figure (Pre Brexit) and how Brexit can help solve the problem if our young people learn how to avoid the mistakes of the past.


Fortunately British business has done what it does best, adapt and deal with uncertainty.

The clear message, from the event to Theresa May’s Government was, Get us out of the EU ASAP so we can trade with the rest of the world.

We had a vote on the question of when we should start to negotiate trade deals with the rest of the world, and the overwhelming response was NOW, and if the EU don’t like it move to WTO rules and let the EU come to us if they want access to our markets.

The clear message to May’s Government was:-

Get some backbone, stop being nice to the EU, and get on with it with or without them.

Because in that direction, as all business people know, lies the best solution for all, the EU included.

There will just be a bigger pie for everyone.

We see an opportunity for the UK to get involved in knowledge transfer across the world, under a licenced based structure.

2 Responses

  1. Lyn Bolton
    | Reply

    Hi Nick,
    Fascinating and needs me to do more thinking.
    We must have a coffee sometime in Dec if possible.
    I approve of pushing the Govt to really get moving
    Lyn Bolton (St Albans)

    • nick brown
      | Reply

      Lyn hi,
      Good to hear from you. I trust all is well in your neck of the woods!

      I will email you to followup on our business / community conversation.
      In the words of Sir Robert Peel, founder of the first metropolitan force in 1829

      “The police are the people and the people are the police.”

      The same is true of business

      “The businesses are the people, and the people are “The Business””

      I quite like that

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