It’s official – a recession is here but Foresight can help

It feels like it’s been a long time coming but today the UK is technically in the grips of the ‘R’ word for the first time since 1991. Gross domestic product fell by 1.5% in the last three months of 2008 after a 0.6% drop in the previous quarter which represents the biggest quarter-on-quarter decline since 1980. This means that the widely accepted definition of a recession - two consecutive quarters of falling economic growth - has been met.

We have been dutifully posting news and updating our drivers to reflect and analyse the effects of the changing economic climate on the VCS since the crisis started last year.

Here are some of our most useful links to help you think through some of the opportunities and risks for your organisation and navigate your way through the recession:

Updated drivers

News analysis

Last updated at 16:09 Mon 21/Feb/11.
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