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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
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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