Confidence edges up but consumers remain cautious

Consumer confidence continues to lift as people respond positively to news of a rebound for the economy during the second half of the year, but new variants and inflation are still cause for concern. Consumer confidence is “moving in the right direction” but concerns...

Consumers looking to ‘move on’ from Covid as confidence lifts

A positive reaction to the Budget, coupled with the UK’s successful vaccine rollout and a roadmap for the end lockdown, is putting consumers in the mood to start spending their ‘accidential savings’. Well-received Budget measures and the continued rollout of the...

Confidence in marketing jobs edges up

Although still negative overall, expectations around marketing jobs has improved thanks in part to the government’s extension of the furlough scheme. While the outlook for jobs in marketing remains pessimistic there are signs of improvement, according to new research...

Consumer confidence drops again as ‘world turned upside down’

Despite a slight upturn in confidence last month, the latest lockdown and increased restrictions have put a serious dent in any hopes for a more optimistic outlook going into 2021. With the UK now in its third lockdown, consumer confidence has again taken a hit. GfK’s...

Consumer confidence rebounds amid vaccine rollout

Buoyed by the rollout of the Covid-19 vaccine, consumer confidence jumped seven points in December as sentiment brightened about the UK economy in 2021. The news of a nationwide Covid-19 vaccination programme has inspired a lighter mood among consumers, who now feel...