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CITY VIEWS: WHEN DO YOU EXPECT THE UK TO START GROWING AGAIN?

<strong>ANTONY BERKIN </strong>NEGATIVE EQUITY PROTECTION&nbsp;<br />&ldquo;I expect we&rsquo;ll start to see some growth in the fourth quarter of this year. House prices will be a big indicator of how well we&rsquo;re recovering, but I think it&rsquo;ll be a while before they bottom out. That said, we won&rsquo;t recover from government debt for years.&rdquo;<br /><br /><strong>KENNETH STEVENSON </strong> METDIST&nbsp;<br />&ldquo;It will be at least another year until we see economic recovery in the UK. Right now, we&rsquo;re seeing the worst of the downturn. I think we&rsquo;ll just about have recovered, and then we&rsquo;ll be hit by the bill for the 2012 Olympics. That said, that could be a good economic driver itself.&rdquo;<br /><br /><strong> SEAN HALLIDAY </strong>&nbsp;iCORE SERVICE MANAGEMENT<br />&ldquo;I expect recovery to come later this year. Financial services will recover first, then the rest of the UK. It won&rsquo;t trickle down to those hardest hit &ndash; those in the manufacturing sector &ndash; until late 2010, though. A recovery in the housing market could act as a good economic driver.&rdquo;