The UK’s muted growth outlook stands in stark contrast to 2016, when the UK sat close to the top of G7 growth charts alongside Germany.
Brexit negotiations in particular are weighing on the UK economy. Significant progress on three key issues is needed for discussions to move on to the post-Brexit trade relationship between the UK and European Union (EU): the rights of EU citizens in the UK and vice versa, the UK’s financial obligations to the EU, and the Irish border.
Progress has been made in recent weeks on these issues, but not enough to advance talks, the EU leaders concluded at their recent summit.
Eurozone outpaces UK with fastest growth since 2011 – business live – The Guardian