Consumer confidence in the UK economy hits highest level since 2014, says Barclaycard


Consumer confidence in the British economy has climbed to its highest level for over two years, data showed today, as Brexit fears look to be shrugged aside.

Forty eight per cent of Britons felt upbeat about the economy last month, compared to 47 per cent who did not and 5 per cent who weren’t sure, according to the latest consumer spending report from Barclaycard.

Ahead of the EU referendum in June, only 34 per cent of Britons said they felt confident about the state of the country’s economy. 

Cheerful: Consumer confidence in the British economy has climbed to its highest level for over two years, according to the latest consumer spending report from Barclaycard

Cheerful: Consumer confidence in the British economy has climbed to its highest level for over two years, according to the latest consumer spending report from Barclaycard

Last’s month reading marked the highest level of consumer confidence in the UK economy since September 2014, Barclaycard said. 

Out of over 2,000 people surveyed, one in seven people felt more secure about their…



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