Shares rose in London after a rollercoaster day.
Boris Johnson’s manifesto preceded the war in Ukraine, the cost-of-living crisis and the Covid-19 pandemic.
The influential S&P Global/ CIPS flash UK composite purchasing managers index showed a reading of 47.2 in October, below September’s 49.1.
Rishi Sunak or Penny Mordaunt will face an in-tray piled high with problems.
Lord King of Lothbury outlined the challenge for the next prime minister to confront high inflation.