-1.5 on previous index reading
The Consumer Pulse stood at 74.4 in September 2019, down 1.5 on last month as Brexit uncertainty continues to weigh on the mood. Worries about the economy took centre stage once again and households downgraded their assessment of the current situation and prospects for the coming year. And with few giveaways expected in the upcoming Budget, they were also a touch gloomier about the outlook for their own pockets. Buying sentiment was little changed on the month though, with one in three considering it a good time to purchase big ticket items like furniture and electrical goods.