Central Tonight took a straw poll on the economy today from the people who really know how British business is doing - the white-van man.
It coincided with the launch of a vehicle from one of the country's smallest and newest motor firms.
So we thought we'd ask the small one-man band operations who drive the UK economy if we're still in trouble. Here's our Business Correspondent, Mark Gough.
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After a very cold start, it should be a dry and fine day with sunny spells.
Brighter with some sunny spells. Mostly dry.
The "Beast from the East 2" blew into the region overnight, with some places seeing several centimetres of the white stuff.