The government's austerity plan will remain on track this year, with tax rises and public sector job cuts not enough to derail it, according to a new poll. The consensus view emerged after a poll of economists by the Financial Times, which found most thought a double-dip recession would be avoided in the UK. Inflation, along with eurozone debt, are economists' two largest concerns for the coming year. However, following today's VAT increase and a last splurge by consumers analysts are predicting a tough 2011 for retailers, including those in the eating out market, ahead.