AFTER last June’s Ipsos-MORI issues index where race relations and immigration displaced the economy as the most important issue facing Britain today, it is no surprise to see the same this month. 36% of the public mention it as a concern, a drop of three percentage points.Unsurprisingly following the recent announcements surrounding funding (or lack thereof) for the NHS, disquiet has risen to third in the top four worries of Britons: a first since November 2012. Unemployment now sits in fourth with 25% mentioning it in the index, the lowest level since April 2011. ONS figures released this month show promising signs of economic recovery with the Britain’s unemployment rate at a six year low.With house prices almost back to the double-digit pace that preceded the financial crisis, concern over housing is at its highest level since May 2008 at 15%. This rises to 26% of Londoners and 22% of those aged between 25 and 34.
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