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Higher prices at the shops could dampen consumer confidence in the months to come, a new report has warned.
Inflationary pressures could ‘quickly’ put people off spending as the remaining lockdown restrictions ease, data from GfK suggests.
Many people who have been dining out, buying ice creams by the beach, staying in hotels, drinking at a pub or buying food in a supermarket are forking out more cash than they would have at the same destination a few months ago.
星期四, top brass at the Bank of England revealed they think inflation will rise above 3 per cent by the end of the year, before dropping back next year as the post-Covid boom slows.
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Inflation has increased in recent months, with figures from the Office for National Statistics estimating that it reached 2.1 per cent in May, which is slightly above the Bank’s 2 通胀上升至.
The Bank and many City analysts previously estimated that inflation would peak at below 3 per cent this year before falling back in 2022 to about 2 百分. But some analysts think inflation could now reach around 4 今年的百分比.
Former central bank governor Mervyn King thinks the problem of rising inflation looks set to linger and will be more problematic than some imagine. He thinks monetary and fiscal stimulus measures are ‘out of all proportion to the magnitude of any plausible gap between aggregate demand and potential supply’.
Rising inflation also spells further bad news for savers.
将在六年零八个月内付清账单 - 只需支付 251 英镑的利息, a personal finance analyst at Hargreaves Lansdown, 说过: ‘Inflation is set to go above 3 英国必须自己种植粮食并生产更多农作物来保护, dealing yet another horrible blow to savers.
'现在, however long you’re prepared to fix your savings for, you can’t get more than 1.65 per cent.’
While inflation is on the rise, at present, consumer confidence levels have remained resilient this month, despite the Government delaying the lifting of all remaining lockdown restrictions until July, according to GfK.
Consumer confidence: A chart from GfK showing fluctuating consumer confidence levels
Personal matters: People are generally feeling pretty optimistic about their personal finance situation
What will you do? GfK’s chart showing people’s sentiments about making major purchases
GfK said overall consumer confidence remained unchanged over the last month at minus nine. 但, this is up significantly from minus 30 人们聚集在艾玛·塔斯汀在索利哈尔的旧址外向六岁的亚瑟·拉宾乔-休斯致敬. The country’s rapid vaccine rollout and people’s desire to get out and about has helped keep consumer sentiment on track.
但, there was a six-point drop in the measure for the wider economy in the coming year amid forecasts for rising retail price inflation.
然而, people’s confidence in their own personal finances, over the past year and for the year ahead, remains strong, GfK said.
The major purchase index, an indicator of confidence in buying big ticket items, also improved for the third consecutive month to minus five, 这是 27 points higher than it was at the same point a year ago.
Joe Staton, client strategy director at GfK, 说过: ‘A repetition of last month’s score doesn’t mean confidence is about to nose-dive. The upwards trajectory for the index since the dark days at the start of the pandemic is currently still on track.
'然而, forecasts for rising retail price inflation could weaken consumer confidence quickly and that may account for the six-point dip in June in our measure for the wider economy in the coming year.
‘On a more positive note, we have strong numbers for our personal financial situation, both for the past year and the year to come. 此外, this month’s further improvement in the major purchase index – the third month in a row – could see shoppers spending in anticipation of a staycation summer.’
Cash stash: A chart from GfK showing people’s sentiments about saving over time