The mid-tier firm conducted a weighted average of all recent economic surveys, which showed that its output index, which indicates GDP growth one quarter ahead, had risen by 0.9 points to 102.8 points, it highest in six years.
The survey also revealed that businesses are increasingly concerned about inflation, putting pressure on an increase in interest rates.
But the Bank of England is unlikely to raise interest rates for a third time in a matter of months, when its monetary committee meets this month.
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The EC has been instructed to draft a European Union (EU) directive authorising an EU financial transaction tax, which would apply to ten of the EU’s 28 member states
Accountancy watchdog the FRC has dropped its investigation into the former chief financial officer of Tesco, nearly two years after the supermarket was engulfed in an accounting scandal
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