The Bank of England (pictured) uses OBR forecasts to decide on UK interest rates.
Rishi Sunak's government is set to deliver its first budget statement on November 17 2022.
Small businesses can benefit from following rules. Dragana Gordic / ShutterstockA couple of weeks before her short stint as prime minister ended, Liz Truss delivered on a pledge to tackle what some – including Truss – saw as red tape holding back “thousands of growing businesses” in the UK. The move focused on exempting small businesses from certain regulations to help stimulate growth.
It’s a glorious afternoon at a luxury resort in Egypt, with six swimming pools leading to a lovely little stretch of beach on the Red Sea. A salsa aquatic class in one of the pools has several enthusiastic participants. Elsewhere, guests are lounging on deck chairs sipping ice cold cocktails. Cheerful waiters are refilling glasses and serving snacks.
Forest fire in Spain, July 2022.
Plenty for the president-elect to think about. Shutterstock/Marcus MendesThe newly elected president of Brazil is an experienced politician, having already served two terms in the role. But Lula da Silva will take the reins of a country that looks very different from the one he presided over before.