Britain to top Euro league table by 2030

Britain is forecast to overtake Germany “around 2030” as the powerhouse economy of western Europe according to a global league table published today.

The UK is set to overtake Germany at the top of the table for European economies. Picture: PA

Researchers at think-tank the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR) believe that the UK economy will gather momentum, putting its gross domestic product (GDP) just 3 per cent behind that of Germany by 2028.

The UK is then predicted to overtake Germany as the number one western European economy around the end of that decade.