West Midlands ends 2018 as most confident region outside London
West Midlands firms experienced a sharp fall in business confidence during December but remained the most positive UK region outside of London.
Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking’s latest Business Barometer shows that West Midlands companies report lower confidence in their business prospects, down 32 points to 35%, and slightly lower economic optimism, which fell two points to 20%.
Together, these bring the region’s overall confidence down to 27%, 12 points below last month’s figure of 39%.
However, confidence fell across ... For the full story register now for free or login below...