CITY VIEWS: ARE YOU CONCERNED ABOUT THE STATE OF THE BRITISH ECONOMY?

JOHN SATCHWELL | CITYNET

“No, I am not worried. I wouldn’t say things are improving strongly, but I think we are safe from going back into recession. There is always such negative press which causes us to believe we are going backwards into a double dip, which I don't think we are.”

GEORGE MACLEAN | LINEDATA

“Yes, I am worried; we definitely haven't turned a corner out of the recession as we are still in a soft patch. The south of England is recovering from the recession but this doesn't reflect the economic climate faced by the general population of the UK.”

PETER GODFREY | JRP UNDERWRITING

“I am not overly concerned. I think that the government has everything under control. We all know that it will take a long time to get back on track, but we should not be alarmed at this stage. If there is no impro- vement in a year or two, there will be something to worry about.”