This represents the lowest confidence level in the chancellor since the Sept 11 terror attacks, and comes just two days before he is scheduled to deliver his pre-Budget speech.
The MORI poll, conducted for the Financial Times found the biggest drop in optimism was felt amongst managerial and professional staff, as well as amongst the unskilled and unemployed.
In terms of economic regions, the biggest fall was in confidence was felt in London.
In his speech on Wednesday, the chancellor is expected to announce plans to increase government borrowing, while an increase in taxes is also being predicted.
Harrison Beale & Owen will (HB&O) have a new chairman and managing director at the helm for 2017
Satvir Bungar promoted to managing director in the mergers and acquisitions team
Carolyn Brown appointed as the first head of client legal services practice RSM Legal
UK senior partner Phil Verity has been elected for a second term at Mazars