CITY VIEWS: DID YOU BRING FORWARD ANY BIG PURCHASES TO BEAT THE RISE IN VAT

TIM BLACK | QBE INSURANCE

“No. I think retailers
should be made to absorb the rise, so I'm not at all
concerned about higher costs.”

EMRE ORAL | FARADAY

"Yes. I took advantage of the extra savings and made a spontaneous purchase of a plasma screen television."

BORYS BODNAR | DAIWA CAPITAL MARKETS

"Definitely not. I’m not one to subscribe to knee-jerk buying. The VAT rise has turned into an excuse to go shopping."