Blog: Leonie BarrieUK recession imminent?

Leonie Barrie | 7 July 2008

Today (7 July) just-style features a comment piece by guest columnist and automotive industry analyst Rob Golding.

The article has turned a few heads on the Aroq news desk, having been circulated by our sister site just-auto.

Golding's insight into the state of the UK economy draws examples from the last UK recession 18 years ago, and from big companies like clothing chain M&S and car maker Ford who are feeling the pinch.

Whether a recession is looming or not, his personal observations about the cost of living are echoed by most consumers. Indeed, the problems M&S faces in selling premium food is also translated to the high street, where consumers on a shoe string are lured into Primark - making it the UK's second largest clothing retailer.

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