Confidence among UK consumers remained steady in February, and is expected to do so for the next few months, according to the latest figures. 

GfK’s UK Consumer Confidence Index stayed at 1 during the month. Three of the measures used to calculate the Index Score saw increases, while the remaining two measures fell.

Other than December last year, when the Index dropped to -4, it has been at -1 plus or minus 2 for the last 11 months.

“Unless there is some dramatic change in the indicators that get media coverage, or people start feeling significantly better off as inflation edges towards 0, it is hard to see any major change between now and the election,” said Nick Moon, managing director of social research at GfK.