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Consumer spending rose 4.0 per cent in December, suggesting shoppers have started to rein in spending amid concerns over the wider economic picture moving into 2017.

09 Jan 2017 07:00 PM

The traditional Boxing Day sales may be on the wane in 2016, as more retailers slash prices on Black Friday and in to early December.

24 Dec 2016 03:00 AM

Consumer spending shifted in response to the changing economic and political environment, resulting in a year of two halves.

22 Dec 2016 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.

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Consumer spending rose 4% in December, dropping below the Q4 average of 4.8%, suggesting shoppers have started to rein in spending amid concerns over the wider economic picture moving into 2017.

11 Jan 2017 07:01 PM