Consumer confidence climbs in September but new restrictions loom

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Consumer confidence rose in September as people began to return to offices, shops and restaurants.

Shopper sentiment rose two points to -25 during September, marking the first time the measure has improved since June.

Concerns over the state of the UK economy over the next 12 months jumped four points to -38, according to the GfK Consumer Confidence Index – just three points lower than the same month last year.

People’s thoughts about their personal financial situation over the last 12 months dropped two points to -7, but their feelings over the coming year stayed the same at +1.

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