More good news on the economic front has been announced:
UK rises to become third most important country for company growth prospects, PwC says
UK services optimism is highest since Brexit vote – CBI
Leading accounting giant PwC reveals the UK has risen a place in investors’ eyes to equal Germany as the third most important country for company growth prospects in a sign that Brexit has not weighed on the country’s international business standing.
Investors involved in technology and financial industries, in particular, have given a high ranking to the UK, surpassed only by the USA and China, according to their analysis.
One in three investors include the UK in their top three, up from 19 per cent last year. Germany is also mentioned by a third of investors, down from 39 per cent last year. India is deemed to be the fifth most important country for corporate growth.
Optimism among businesses in Britain's services sector is now higher than at any time since June's vote to leave the European Union, a major business survey shows.
The Confederation of British Industry said optimism about the outlook among business and professional services firms was the highest since November 2015, while consumer services firms' optimism was close to levels last seen in May.