Friday, 11 April 2014

UK Growth Largest of the G7 in 2014

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) recently made British business owners week as they announced that of the G7 countries, the UK is set to record the largest rate of economic growth over the current year. What are the obvious benefits for those people looking to sell their business?

It’s no secret that we’re in the middle of an economic recovery; in fact at this point, it’s practically gospel truth. Every set of data we’re presented with right now, whether it be about manufacturing, business confidence, the property market, GDP etc. is positive and most financial experts have suggested that by summer 2014, we’ll be recording pre-recession levels of growth.

However these latest figures hammer home just how strong the UK is right now in relation to everybody else, and this means that if you’re looking to sell your business to an international buyer, then there is never a better time to do so. Let the RTA Business Consultants blog break it down for you.

The G7 countries are the world’s seven most wealthy economies. Between them they hold 63% ($241 trillion) of global net wealth. The countries are the UK, the US (the world’s largest economy), Canada, Japan, France, Germany and Italy.

The fact that the UK is forecasted to grow more than any of the world’s other wealthiest nations, especially the US, is a testament in and of itself to the power of British industry right now. The numbers speak for themselves here.

According to the IMF, the UK economy is set to grow by 2.9% this year. This figure has been revised form the initial prediction the Fund made in January. At that time they predicted that the UK economy would grow by 2.4%. It also predicted that the UK economy would grow by 2.5% in 2015.

In contrast, the IMF said that the US economy will grow by 2.8% over the current year and that the Canadian economy will grow by 2.3%. Basically, at this point there is more potential for expansion in the UK economy than anywhere else. Potential for expansion will make your business look very attractive to international buyers dealing with less favourable circumstances.

Finally, the IMF predicted that the global economy is set to grow by 3.6% this year and an impressive 3.9% next year. Again, at RTA Business, we see this as good news for people looking to sell their business. Basically, more global economic growth means more money to go around meaning more people will be looking to buy.

At RTA Business, we recognise that the writing really is on the wall here. If you are looking to sell your business there really has never been a better time to do so. 


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