Britain’s AAA credit rating could be at risk due to the crisis in the eurozone, Moody’s said in its UK end of year assessment late on Tuesday.
In spite of a “stable” rating, Moody’s warned that Britain may face a downgrade if no policies are implemented to help stabilise markets.
According to the agency, the current rating is based on its strong institutions, government finances and low susceptibility to external event. It cautioned, however, that the future of the ranking is dependent on whether or not a resolution is found for the sovereign debt crisis.
“The significant increase in the government’s deficit and debt stocks since 2008 has eroded its ability to absorb further macroeconomic or fiscal shocks without rating implications,” the ratings agency said.