Brexit deal could unleash ‘boom in investment’, says Mark Carney

Mark Carney has claimed that progress in Brexit negotiations towards a “deep and special” relationship with the EU could unleash a “boom in investment” as cautious bosses dust off growth plans that have been on hold.

Consumer spending could also rocket, the Governor of the Bank of England said, in a significant boost for the economy’s prospects.

Earlier this week he said Brexit had hit economic growth by 2pc and reduced household incomes by £900 relative to the outcome of a Remain vote in the referendum.

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