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The July Consumer Confidence index from the long-running GfK NOP survey fell for a fifth month in July, by three points to -22.

Consumer confidence has reached its highest level for a year.

According to the monthly confidence index produced by GfK NOP, confidence moved up three points to -27, 10 points up since January and 12 points above the survey's lowest ever level of -39 last July.

It is the third month in a row that confidence has risen.

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David Hughes sums up his entrepreneurial career to date thus: four spectacular successes and two failures. He founded the sports retailer Allsports and achieved turnover of £180 million before a vicious price war meant decline, administration in 2005 and a sell-off to rival JD Sports.

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