I work for an American company, currently the UK head office is being massively expanded, sales continue to grow as does the workforce. Would appear Diane Coyle is wrong.Over what period are you claiming that "the UK economy has somehow managed to grow more than the EUs"? if that happened whilst we were amember of the EU that suggests EU membership was economically very positive for the UK. Since the vote? Diane Coyle, Bennett professor of public policy, University of Cambridge disagrees with you
" Significantly. It already is of course. Apart from slower UK growth compared to other OECD economies, the fall in the pound raising the cost of imports will have done at least as much to hammer the high street as other factors like business rates or online competition. Uncertainty has a chilling effect on investment, hiring and spending plans at the best of times. This is not the best of times. It’s hard to believe any business in Britain will sign off on new investments or expansion at present. Of course there might be a short-term boost to sales of essentials before the end of March; I for one am stockpiling, given the number of our politicians who seem to think a no-deal exit is no problem. "