The economy is poised to roar back to life with growing confidence among businesses and consumers, a hat-trick of closely watched surveys has claimed. The surveys, released overnight, revealed:
• Consumer confidence has risen to its highest level since August 2018, according to analysis by YouGov, the pollster, and the Centre for Economics and Business Research.
• A separate survey by BDO, the professional services firm, put job market optimism at a three-month high.
• Finally, finance bosses of large companies now believe that the pandemic will have less of a negative impact than previously thought and are at their most optimistic in at least 14 years, according to a quarterly survey by Deloitte.
The first two surveys featured in this article are produced by Cebr!