An index compiled by YouGov and the Centre for Economics and Business Research shows that consumer confidence rose by 0.3 points to 102.9 last month, with any reading above 100 pointing to optimism. A sub-index for personal finances over the year ahead rose from 91.4 to 95.8, while the index for job security rose from 109.1 to 110.6. Meanwhile, a separate survey by Deloitte suggests consumer confidence dipped marginally to "near-record lows" in Q4, although it did say there is "cautious optimism" as robust disposable incomes help support confidence.
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