UK will lose AAA rating in next four years, say readers

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The majority of respondents to a poll believe the UK will lose its triple-A credit rating at some point in the next four years. Of those, 30% think the UK will be downgraded this year; 20% believe its rating will be cut in 2011, while a further 8% say it will lose its triple-A status in 2012 or 2013. 40% of respondents believe the sovereign's rating is not at risk of downgrade.

All three internationally recognised credit rating agencies – Fitch, Moody’s and Standard & Poor’s – confirmed