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British businesses are increasingly cautious about their investment plans as they worry about how the country's planned departure from the European Union will affect the economy this year, a survey showed on Tuesday. Business confidence in December remained at its second-highest level since Britain voted to leave the EU in June, polling firm YouGov (LSE: YOU.L - news) and the Centre for Economic and Business Research (CEBR), a think tank, said. The proportion of business decision-makers expecting investments to increase over the next 12 months fell to 29 percent from 31 percent in November, it showed.
LONDON, Dec (Shanghai: 600875.SS - news) 21 (Reuters) - Britons' long-term expectations for inflation hit a more than two-year high this month, as consumers braced for a bout of higher prices after the pound's post-Brexit vote fall, a survey showed on Wednesday. The British public expected inflation in the next five to 10 years will reach 3 percent, the highest forecast since September 2014 and up from a November reading of 2.8 percent, Citi and pollster YouGov (LSE: YOU.L - news) said. The Citi/YouGov survey chimed with other gauges of inflation expectations from businesses and financial markets since June's Brexit vote, which prompted a sharp fall in the value of sterling.
British Prime Minister Theresa May has said she will formally trigger the two-year divorce process by the end of March 2017 but Brussels and London face gruelling negotiations on a future trade deal
A third of British businesses either cancelled or postponed plans to invest following the UK's decision to leave the European Union. Overall, one third of UK companies chose not to invest. Some 21% said the uncertainty surrounding Britain's future in the single market impacted their decision, with a further 21% pointing to the possible impacts Brexit may have on the UK's economic health.
A handful of small public opinion polling companies that bucked consensus and accurately called the U.S. presidential election for Republican Donald Trump are reporting being flooded with calls from investors and clients seeking their services. Most pollsters wrongly forecast Democrat Hillary Clinton as leading Trump ahead of Tuesday's election in the latest fiasco to hit the $20 billion public opinion research industry, only months after it failed to predict the British vote to leave the European Union in a June referendum.
British consumers turned less optimistic this month as sterling's slump began to eat into their disposable income, according to two surveys on Friday which will raise concerns about the strength of future spending growth. Britain's economy has performed better than most forecasts since June's referendum decision to leave the European Union, in large part thanks to strong consumer spending. Market research firm GfK said sentiment fell for the first time since the immediate shock of the Brexit vote.
LONDON, Oct (HKSE: 3366-OL.HK - news) 24 (Reuters) - The British public's expectation for inflation in a year's time recorded its sharpest jump in more than a decade this month, driven by fears of higher import prices, a closely watched survey by polling company YouGov (LSE: YOU.L - news) said on Monday. The survey for U.S. bank Citi showed that in October, people on average expected inflation in 12 months' time to be at 2.5 percent, up from September's expectation of 1.7 percent. "That inflation fears are squarely back on people's minds is also confirmed by the share of 'don't knows' about short-term inflation expectations dropping ... (to) the lowest level since March 2015," Citi economists wrote in a note to clients.