Brexit jitters pushed aside as consumer confidence hits five-year high
UK consumer confidence has shrugged off Brexit jitters to hit a five-year high, a new survey shows.
Deloitte's latest Consumer Tracker showed that confidence recovered to a reading of minus 5% for the the three months to September, compared to minus 8% in the second quarter.
It not only marks a five-year high, but the largest quarterly rise in 18 months.
The survey polled 3,000 consumers from September 16 to 18 and accounted for key indicators including job security, inflation and spending on essentials and discretionary items.
It showed particularly strong gains in confidence surrounding... read more
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