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British consumer confidence fell for the first time in six months in July, a survey from researchers GfK NOP showed on Thursday, the latest sign that Britons are feeling less upbeat about the economic recovery. GfK NOP's headline consumer confidence index fell to -2 in July from 1 in June, which had been the first positive reading in the survey in nearly 10 years. "The almost relentless rise of the last six months couldn't continue indefinitely, and the government will be hoping this is just a temporary setback rather than the forerunner of a wider decline in confidence," said Nick Moon, managing director of GfK NOP Social Research, in a statement. Another consumer confidence index, compiled by Lloyds and released last week, fell for the first time this year in June and other surveys have shown that pessimism about household finances is growing.