• -30 in Sept from -31 in Aug (a four-month low)
  • First improvement since May
  • Outlook for next 12 months to -27 from -31
  • Outlook for personal finances to -10 from -11
  • Outlook for major purchases to -28 from -31

GBP ticking lower to 1.5595 as a hint of risk aversion creeps in. The head of the survey said the improvement was “not statistically significant” but it shows that spending isn’t falling off a cliff.