Sept 15 Consumer Confidence Briefing

John Gilbert

John Gilbert

Chief Executive

JGFR Ltd

The monthly UK Consumer Confidence Barometer (CCB) undertaken by GfK NOP on behalf of the European Commission* dropped by 4 points to +3 in September. Compared to 12 months ago it is up by 4 points.
Confidence remains volatile in the devolved regions. In Northern Ireland where political in-fighting has led to a near breakdown of the government, sentiment slumped by 25 points to -13. In Wales confidence shed 7 points to +4. Only in Scotland is the measure more stable, 1 point up at +3. Both the South of England (5 points lower to +5) and the Midlands (4 points down at +4) show falls while the North ( 1 point higher at +1) shows an increase.

  • The financial situation of households over the past 12 months is 2 points lower at +1 on the month, but is up 9 points on September 2014
  • The expected financial situation of households over the next 12 months is 1 point lower at +6, compared to August; but 5 points higher than 12 months ago

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