Deloitte says UK consumer confidence rises, but shoppers are bargain-focused

The latest Deloitte Consumer Tracker — based on a YouGov survey of more than 3,000 adults late last month — shows consumer confidence up almost three percentage points (+2.8) to -11.4%, an improvement of 8.3 percentage points on Q4 2022คำพูดจาก สล็อตเว็บตรง. Of course, it almost doesn’t need to be pointed out that the overall figure is still a heavily negative one.Back with the positive news, consumer sentiment towards household disposable income has seen the most significant quarterly improvement, up seven percentage points on the previous quarter and 20 points year on year.

People “are also feeling significantly more confident in the state of the economy in the UK, improving 32 percentage points compared to a year ago”.However, at -27.7% the net sentiment measure for disposable income remains below its highest level of -10.3% back in Q1 2021, when consumers emerged from the pandemic with record levels of savings.In the light of that last fact, a higher proportion of consumers still purchasing items on sale or discount seems less surprising.But Deloitte uncovered an uptick in spending for a number of sectors, and clothing and footwear (+7.1 percentage points) was one of them.Even here though, bargain-hunting was keyคำพูดจาก สล็อตเว็บตรง. In the final quarter of the year, to save or get more in return for their money, more consumers bought goods on promotion, took advantage of loyalty schemes, or shopped on the secondhand market, compared with the previous quarter. Of those consumers who say they spent more in the last three months, 18% attribute this to buying more items because they were on sale or offer — up from 11% in the previous quarter. 

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