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Economy at risk of 'decline' amid Brexit uncertainty

By James Sillars, business reporter
The UK economy is at risk of contracting as Brexit uncertainty left output "flatlining" in November, according to a key activity report.
The IHS Markit/CIPS UK services purchasing managers' index (PMI) showed a reading of 50.4 last month, lower than the 52.2 recorded in October.Any reading above 50 indicates growth but its authors said it meant output in the dominant service sector was at its weakest since July 2016 - the immediate aftermath of the shock Brexit result.
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