A small business director from St Ives in Cambridgeshire says that stable interest rates could allow customers to be more confident in spending their money.
Paul Fisher, from St Ives Engine Services Ltd, reflects an optimistic mood in the East after many firms noticed an increase in business.
It comes ahead of a visit to the region from the Governor of the Bank of England Mark Carney today.
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