Consumer confidence in the United Kingdom jumped in August, data collecting website GfK said on Friday, as its index climbed to a reading of +7.
That beat forecasts for +4, which would have been unchanged from the July reading.
It also matched the June figure as a 15-year high.
“Rising house price inflation and improving employment growth prospects, combined with falling petrol prices and day-to-day living costs, as well as low interest rates, are translating into high levels of confidence across all major measures,” said Joe Staton, head of market dynamics at GfK.
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