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The British &#39a nation of dreamers&#39

The British are a nation of dreamers, but 64 per cent have done nothing to make their dream a reality, a MORI survey shows.

The research, for the Association of Investment Trust Companies, shows that over half dreamt of a new home or a second home in the country or abroad. One in five would take to the coast and own a yacht, with 13 per cent still dreaming of a trip on Concorde.

AITC communications director Annabel Brodie-Smith says: “If you want to make your dreams a reality stop daydreaming and start investing for the long term with an investment trust.”

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