As the economic news continues to blow more cold than hot you have to look hard for some good news. Property prices (unless you are in cities like Edinburgh) are falling back as lending continues to be problematic for the banks. Manufacturing has also fallen back – output lowest for a year I think – if I caught the headline on BBC News 24 correctly while it counted down the days to the public spending review. And as the Conservative Party Conference starts I am sure the promise of “cuts”, “difficult choices” and “hard years ahead” will emerge.
Some good news about the economic recovery is that London is already bouncing or bounced back (source recent George Kervan Scotsman article). That should be good news for our London based clients. As a Stirling web design company we work throughout the UK with a variety of folks – Lane Clark Beta 2 is a Forex London firm for instance but we also work with web design and marketing agencies so while Scotland remains stubbornly caught it’s good to see some activity elsewhere to encourage any flagging spirits as the recession fights on.