Advisers remain cautious about the prospects for the UK in 2013 and over the ability of Prime Minister David Cameron and Chancellor George Osborne to lead the country's recovery, research suggests.
The sentiment in is feedback to Opinium Research from more than 200 advisers following December's Autumn Statement.
Advisers remain split on the outcome for the UK economy in 2013, with almost half (47%) believing that it's unlikely that the UK economy will experience net growth in the first three months of 2013, compared to the quarter (26%) who predict it will show growth.
On whether it was likely that the UK economy will show net growth of 1.2% or above in 2013, half (49%) said it was unlikely, while only 21% think it's likely.
Where advisers seemed to be most evenly split was when thinking about whether Greece will exit the Euro during 2013, with 38% believing it will go and 38% saying it will remain.
Just under half (49%) of the advisers interviewed approved of the way George Osborne is handling his job as Chancellor.
On the Chancellor's decision in the Autumn Statement to reduce the lifetime allowance for pension contributions from £1.5m to £1.25m from 2014-2015, more than half of advisers (59%) opposed to the policy.
Alexa Nightingale, head of financial services research at Opinium Research, said: "Advisers are clearly cautious about what 2013 will hold in terms of markets and the economy. Advising clients on where to get the best returns and protection remains complex."
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