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About Jonathan Oxley

Jonathan Oxley is Senior Partner at Leeds law firm Lee & Priestley LLP. He specialises in buying, selling and financing companies. He also advises on employee share ownership. He has a particular focus on SME businesses where the benefit of his experience as a former Managing Partner of Lee & Priestley is a great asset. Jonathan has responsibility for policy on the regional committee and is particularly interested in economic, educational and corporate governance issues.

Inflation & Expectation

The news that CPI inflation has risen to 5.2% comes as no surprise.

Even though such news was likely and the target inflation rate is a mere 2%, the Bank of England MPC still decided to pump a further £75bn of quantitative easing into the system in October. They are clearly taking the view that the economy is too fragile to risk increasing interest rates, which would be the usual response to rising inflation. Read More »

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