Vaccine success and easing of lockdown boosts business confidence to its highest level for a year
Britain’s vaccine success has boosted business confidence
Business confidence has hit its highest level for a year as the rollout of Covid vaccines and easing of lockdown restrictions boosts the economic outlook.
A survey by Lloyds Bank found companies are more optimistic than at any time since the pandemic struck – with many now looking to hire rather than fire staff.
Confidence has increased most in the North East, the North West and the West Midlands and is up in every region of the UK except Northern Ireland where it has dipped.