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UK household finances still under strain

  • Dec 18 2017, 08:25 GMT
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This morning’s Markit UK Household Finance Index revealed a sustained squeeze on UK consumers in December, albeit at a diminished pace on November. The release also revealed that demand for unsecured credit increased as households tried to make ends meet, and demand for major purchases fell sharply – a worrying lead indicator for Christmas retail sales.

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Dec 18 2017, 08:25 GMT