LONDON - Voting has started Thursday in the United Kingdom where the stakes are very high.

The result is "too close to call", according to the final Daily Telegraph poll for the election campaign that showed the Conservative party lead was down to just five per cent - the smallest lead since mid-October. That result would give the Prime Minister Boris Johnson a narrow majority of six, but the poll predicted a hung parliament as a "plausible" outcome.

A Goldman Sachs analysis suggested a Labour victory could hit British businesses to the tune of £130billion ($150).