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

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Car sales slump as reports claim firms are laying off staff as Brexit uncertainty deters consumers from major spending 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.
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