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In this Insights In Focus episode, we discuss what 2024 is likely to bring for businesses and their accountants.

Beyond a Spring Budget and elections on both sides of the Atlantic, there are few certainties for the coming 12 months. Looking at ICAEW’s Business Confidence Monitor and forecasts from the Office for Budget Responsibility and the Bank of England, 2024 is likely to be another challenging year of low growth and weak business and consumer sentiment. As with recent years, uncertainty is set to be the only constant. 

A year on from making their predictions for 2023, host Philippa Lamb is again joined by Iain Wright, ICAEW Managing Director, Reputation and Influence; Frances Haque, Chief Economist at Santander UK; and David Williamson, Political Editor of the Sunday Express.

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You can read the full transcript of this episode here.



Philippa Lamb


  • Iain Wright, Managing Director, Reputation and Influence, ICAEW
  • David Williamson, Political Editor, Sunday Express
  • Frances Haque, Chief Economist, Santander UK


Natalie Chisholm

Episode first published: 15 December 2023
Podcast recorded: 11 December 2023

All views expressed on this podcast are those of the contributors and don’t necessarily reflect those of ICAEW or its members.

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