UK Economy hit as service sector reports big fall in new orders

Britain’s flagging economy suffered a further blow in October after companies in the key services sector reported a decline in new orders for the seventh month this year and car sales slumped again, taking the annual decline to 6.7%


Analysts blamed the weaker outlook on Brexit uncertainty, which continued to take its toll on business and consumer confidence at home and abroad. 


Services firms said export orders were the worst affected last month, falling at the same pace as the near record fall in September.


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