Consumer spending

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Hard-pressed UK shoppers feel food ‘shrinkflation’
Consumers increasingly claim that manufacturers are reducing the size of products, Barclays research finds

Larry Elliott Economics editor

05, Jun, 2023 @11:01 PM

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Why enjoy the sunshine when you could torment yourself in a shopping centre? | Zoe Williams
It’s 15 years since I last visited the immense Westfield in Shepherd’s Bush, dreaming of the collapse of capitalism. It’s still standing and I’m still waiting, writes Zoe Williams

Zoe Williams

15, May, 2023 @2:42 PM

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Currys sales improve as shoppers ‘chase deals’ with credit
Customers seek energy-saving tech, repair services and consumer finance deals to stretch budgets, says CEO

Kalyeena Makortoff

15, May, 2023 @10:49 AM

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UK’s growth last of G7 after economy shrinks by 0.3% in March
But there was 0.1% growth in first quarter overall thanks to a stronger January, ONS says

Phillip Inman

12, May, 2023 @2:46 PM

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Bank of England raises UK interest rates to 4.5%
Latest 0.25 point hike marks 12th rise in a row as Bank battles stubbornly high inflation

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

11, May, 2023 @12:06 PM

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Rishi Sunak risks missing target to halve inflation, NIESR warns
Leading thinktank sounds alarm over cost of living crisis with poorest £4,000 worse off in 2023 than before Covid pandemic

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

10, May, 2023 @11:01 PM

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From beer and bunting to bowlers and biscuits – the coronation in numbers
Experts say up to 20,000 parties will be thrown, 62m pints quaffed and untold special quiches scoffed

Zoe Wood

06, May, 2023 @4:00 AM

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Next forecasts drop in spring sales amid cost of living crisis and cold weather
Chain’s CEO Simon Wolfson warns of ‘very challenging’ 2023 after signalling price rises of 7%

Julia Kollewe

04, May, 2023 @8:19 AM

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I need £2,000 now! How to find the money for an unexpected disaster
If you don’t have savings, there are still ways to see yourself through a rough patch says R4’s MoneyBox presenter

Paul Lewis

26, Apr, 2023 @3:00 PM

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Inflation surprise makes Bank of England rate rise almost a certainty
Annual rate still above 10% as grocery prices soar, leaving MPC on course for another increase

Phillip Inman

19, Apr, 2023 @11:29 AM

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Monthly insolvencies in England and Wales hit three-year high
Insolvency Service says 2,457 businesses went bust in March as firms struggle with rising bills and high inflation

Phillip Inman

18, Apr, 2023 @2:20 PM

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UK households turn to TV subscriptions as they cut back on nights out
Consumers reduce spending on groceries, clothes and eating out as they seek to balance budgets

Mark Sweney

10, Apr, 2023 @11:01 PM

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