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Post Royal Wedding: Consumers Feeling Any Better?

Following the Royal Wedding consumers still negative, but feeling better than at any point in 2011 The Bloomberg//YouGov Household Economic Activity Tracker (HEAT) reports that consumers are still worried, but that the outlook is improving. Does this mean that the Royal Wedding been the catalyst for a return to consumer optimism? Future outlook is still negative, but better than in March Positive outlook among workers about next year’s business activity Inflation still a worry for consumers, as over 80% expect prices to rise Homeowners showing a positive outlook for the first time since last summer as more expect their home values to increase over the next year than decrease Speaking about the figures in the report Stephan Shakespeare, CEO of YouGov, said: "Times remain challenging bu... »