News at Six Complaint Stage 2: BBC Response 14

. From: James Harding Complaints.
Dear Mr McNulty,

Thank you for your correspondence with the Editorial Complaints Unit about the above programmes which, as I think you know, has been referred to me.

Your complaint, if I might summarise it, is that the fourth item on the News at Six on 24 July was the announcement that the IMF had raised its UK growth forecast “by almost half a percentage point” whereas, you say, two days earlier the ONS announcement that the June deficit was “50% higher than last year” “was not given equivalent due prominence and weight.”