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Consumer spending grew 3 per cent in September as Brits were squeezed by increased expenditure on essentials (up 3.8 per cent), leaving less for discretionary items

10 Oct 2017 07:01 AM

80 per cent of retailers who have invested in improving their physical stores, for example by increasing stock variety or offering contactless payments, have seen an increase in turnover as a result

05 Oct 2017 05:00 AM

One-third of Britons devote more than five hours to their hobbies or passions every week, but a ‘gender play gap’ means that men are more likely to reap the benefits

02 Oct 2017 04:45 AM

Where's Britain spending?

We process nearly half of all credit and debit card transactions in the UK, which gives us unparalleled insight into consumer spending. Here, we regularly report on our exclusive spend data and comment on the mood and habits of the nation.


Consumer spending rose 4.3 per cent year-on-year in the first three months of 2017, driven by a mix of splashing out on the ‘experience economy’ and higher prices on essential goods

10 Apr 2017 07:01 PM