Households downbeat on economy

One in four Brits think their jobs are less secure than a month ago, while a majority expect prices to rise in the next year as inflation bites, a YouGov poll revealed yesterday. In a gloomy report, the survey found that over half of respondents expect their financial situation to worsen in the next year. “Consumer spending behaviour in the past 12 months has shown where our priorities lie,” said YouGov’s Mike Nardis. “Staying in and staying in touch are valued and worth our hard earned cash, but going out is off the menu,” he said.