>> A cursory glance at Deloitte's new survey reveals a pretty picture for British business. Morale is at an 18 month high in the fourth quarter, thanks to the economy's surprising resilience since the Brexit vote. But on closer inspection, the future outlook appears more bleak. The unknown terms of Britain's divorce from the EU, has left firms unwilling to spend.
While two thirds of CFOs say Brexit will eventually damage their business. It's better before it gets worse in another sector, too. House prices rose faster than expected this month, according to mortgage lender, Nationwide. Annual gains were at 4.5%, a slight increase from November. In 2017, it's likely to slow though, thanks to that Brexit buzzword heard again and again over the past six months, uncertainty.