Minister describes UK's shrinking economy as 'disappointing'

Environment Secretary George Eustice described figures showing the UK economy shrank by 0.3% in April as “disappointing”. The minister told BBC Breakfast the war in Ukraine and other global pressures were having a “huge impact” on the world economy. “As the world comes out of the pandemic there’s obviously a lot of global pressures, particularly inflation and obviously the events in Ukraine and that huge spike in gas prices is going to have a huge impact on the world economy. “We’re starting to see that come through and obviously these are disappointing figures,” he said.

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