UK firms are still nervous in spite of growth

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BRITISH businesses have gained confidence about their current performance but are increasingly wary about Eurozone turmoil hitting sales, new figures show.

A poll of polls from accountant BDO shows that firms are upbeat about current trading, with its output index rising from 95.8 in April to 96.7 in May.

The index has remained above the 95 mark that indicates growth for the last three months, BDO said.

However, the research showed a third consecutive month of falling confidence for the next two quarters, from a peak of 98 in February to 95.5 in May.