GBC Economic Briefing Well Received!

 Leader of Guildford Borough Council, Paul Spooner (left), welcomed a large gathering for this morning’s breakfast briefing at Guildford Harbour Hotel. GBC Director of Finance, Claire Morris (above), gave a comprehensive update on the Council’s budget for 2019/20, and although austerity certainly appears to remain with us, there was confidence that the budget was balanced and that current development plans were supported. An excellent briefing from HSBC Head of Economics, Mark Berrisford-Smith, on the Outlook for the Economic and Financial Markets in 2019, provided remarkable insights into likely repercussions from Brexit – if you get an opportunity to listen to his observations, seize it!