+6.1 on previous index reading
The Consumer Pulse recovered some ground in November 2019, coming in at 76.0. This was up 6.1 on last month’s reading but 14.2 lower than a year ago. With the further extension of Article 50 taking a no deal Brexit off the table for now, households were less downbeat about the outlook for the economy this month. They also upgraded their assessment of their own finances and with the festive season approaching, one in six plans to spend more on Christmas presents this year compared with last year, while 57% intend to spend about the same.