While the UK has officially entered recession, Britain’s gross domestic product (GDP) shrank by 0.3% in the third quarter last quarter, according to the Office for National Statistics. These figures are much lower than expected and testify to a struggling British economy. This contraction is mainly due to inflation, which reached a record 11.1% in October.
This rise in prices provokes not only a recession, but also many social movements to demand wage increases. Nurses and paramedics were the last to join this wave of strikes that the British population largely supports.