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The majority of the UK businesses expect the Russian invasion of Ukraine to result in lower sales and a growing proportion say rising energy and input prices are prompting them to curb their investment plans, according to official data published on Thursday. Of the nearly 3,000 companies interviewed for a Bank of England survey in March, 48 per cent said they expected the Russia-Ukraine war to hinder their year-ahead performance, with an average impact of 3 per cent lower sales. More than one in four businesses are also worried about rising input costs and a similar proportion is concerned about higher energy prices, sharply up from February, March data published by the Office for National Statistics showed on Thursday.
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