Brits ‘pessimistic’ about economic recovery

The majority of people are not optimistic about a recovery of the UK economy over the next year, it has been revealed.

A new poll by Adfero has shown that 59 per cent of those questioned believe the economic situation will not improve in 2009.

Eight per cent think the economy will stay the same, while 33 per cent said that it will get better over the course of the year.

“We won’t get out of it in a year no matter what [the government] say,” one respondent stated.

Figures from the Office for National Statistics have revealed that the unemployment rate was six per cent for the three months up until October 2008.

This represents a 0.4 per cent rise compared to the previous quarter and an increase of 0.7 per cent over the year.

Job losses could affect those currently following a softlink=”debt_management”>debt management plan, with recent figures from MoneyExpert.com showing that a third of adults would suffer financial difficulties within two months of being made redundant.

By Rosie Park

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