Britain’s services sector kept up its steady growth in September but uncertainty about the economy remained high six months ahead of Brexit, a business survey showed on Wednesday.
The IHS Markit/CIPS UK Services Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) slipped to 53.9 from 54.3 in August, broadly in line with the median forecast of a Reuters poll of economists that had pointed to a reading of 54.0.
The survey suggested Britain’s economy grew at a quarterly rate of just under 0.4 percent during over the July-September period, data company IHS Markit said — its average growth rate since the Brexit referendum of June 2016.
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