As the Chancellor prepares to deliver his Budget speech tomorrow, a new ComRes poll of 150 of Mr Hammond’s colleagues reveals concerns about creeping inflation and interest rate pressures.
The poll, conducted between mid-January and mid-February, found MPs divided over the prospects for economic growth over the next 12 months, while expectations over unemployment are relatively rosy.
- Do you expect each of the following economic indicators to improve, stay the same or get worse over the next 12 months?
|Economic growth||All %||Con %||Lab %|
|Improve (ie lower)||8||9||8|
|Get worse (ie higher)||36||23||51|
Methodology: ComRes surveyed a representative sample of 150 MPs between 11 January and 23 February 2017 using online and self-completion postal questionnaires. ComRes is a member of the British Polling Council and abides by its rules. Full tables available here.