The summer weather, royal wedding and World Cup have generated increased levels of consumer confidence and spending in the past year, according to Deloitte’s Consumer Tracker report.

The survey, which questioned more than 3,000 UK consumers between 15 and 18 June, placed confidence levels at -4% on the second quarter of 2018 – in contrast to 2017’s -10% during the equivalent quarter.

Ben Perkins, head of consumer research at Deloitte, said: “Challenges persist for the retail and casual dining sectors. We’re not out of the woods yet, but this helps drive footfall and spending in the short term.”

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