British people are optimistic about the year ahead, with many believing 2018 will bring secure employment and rising house prices, according to a poll.
While 2017 may have been a politically turbulent year, a 'state of the nation' poll by YouGov found that more than half of the population believe personal finances will stay the same or improve.
The results also revealed that the majority of Britons believe they could withstand another rise in interest rates, after the first rise in over decade.
Britain is optimistic about the year ahead with many UK residents believing 2018 will be a year of job security and rising house prices
A 'state of the nation' poll by YouGov found more than half of the population believe personal finances will stay the same or improve during 2018
But the poll, commissioned by the Times, also found that six out of ten surveyed said ministers negotiating Brexit were doing so 'badly'.
And four out of ten said they believed 2018 would be the year Brexit would have a personal impact on them.
But while 2017 has seen a spate of terror attacks and a challenging year for the