Business optimism soars to 22-year high, new survey suggests
British companies are very confident about their business prospects over the next two quarters, their level of optimism reaching a 22-year high, the latest survey from business consultants BDO has revealed.
As various news sources suggest, the report, which collates data from various surveys carried out by the CBI, the Bank of England’s Agents and business information providers, Markit and is designed to predict performance two quarters ahead, pointed to further improvements in the next six months.
In fact, BDO’s business optimism index reached its highest level since it was created: 103.8 in January, up from 103.4 in December.
“UK business confidence has hit record highs as we enter 2014 and we expect the economy to grow rapidly in the first half of the year,” said Peter Hemington, partner at BDO.
“Companies are raising headcounts in response to rising client demand and the data suggests that the unemployment rate is likely to fall below the Bank of England’s (BoE) 7.0% threshold for considering raising interest rates in the very near future.”
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