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Consumer spending grew 1.8 per cent year-on-year in December, the lowest rate of growth seen since March 2016. With inflation at 2.3 per cent, this equated to a contraction in real terms.

09 Jan 2019 07:01 PM

Consumer spending grew 4.0 per cent year-on-year in 2018, rising slightly from 3.5 per cent growth the previous year, as entertainment bolstered the struggling retail sector.

31 Dec 2018 04:00 AM

Consumers are set to spend £3.9 billion* in the festive sales, with online purchases accounting for the majority of sales, as shoppers seek a more convenient and relaxed experience.

25 Dec 2018 07:01 PM

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