UK growth upgraded but OECD warns of deepest economic scar in G7

Thinktank feels Brexit and Covid-19 mean Britain could take bigger economic hit over next few years

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The UK economy will post its fastest growth since the second world war this year but also faces deeper economic scarring than other major economies, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has predicted.

In its latest economic outlook, the Paris-based thinktank sharply upgraded its view for UK growth, thanks to the success of the Covid-19 vaccination programme.

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