Consumer spending

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Shoppers go to town as UK rings in biggest-ever Black Friday sales day
Data from banks and card issuers suggests consumers on track to spend almost £9.2bn this weekend

Sarah Butler

26, Nov, 2021 @6:43 PM

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Christmas shopping starts early in UK; Austria’s lockdown knocks travel stocks and oil – as it happened
Retail sales across Great Britain picked up last month, and consumer confidence has risen despite inflation

Graeme Wearden

19, Nov, 2021 @5:23 PM

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Consumers will keep saving rather than go on Christmas spree, say economists
Wealthier households likely to wait for better economic outlook before increasing spending, suggests IFS

Phillip Inman

12, Nov, 2021 @5:56 PM

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The spending habits of avocado-toast millennials are more complex than you think | Jessica Mizrahi
Post-pandemic, will a generation of wanderers become staycation aficionados, carefully counting their pennies? Only time will tell

Jessica Mizrahi

24, Oct, 2021 @4:30 PM

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UK recovery ‘running out of steam’ as retail sales fall; supply crisis hits factory growth – as it happened
Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news

Graeme Wearden

22, Oct, 2021 @4:58 PM

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UK growth revised up to 5.5% amid higher NHS spending and exports rise
GDP grew faster than forecast in second quarter as fewer Covid restrictions prompted households and companies to spend

Larry Elliott Economics editor

30, Sep, 2021 @1:25 PM

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Inflation is back, but Sunak is intent on taking money out of pockets
Analysis: Britain faces universal credit cut, public sector pay freeze and national insurance rise

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

15, Sep, 2021 @3:31 PM

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UK watchdog approves £2.9bn Viagogo and StubHub merger
Resale website StubHub’s international arm will be sold to US firm Digital Fuel Capital to meet the CMA’s conditions

Rob Davies

08, Sep, 2021 @12:23 PM

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Australians urged to plan ahead for Christmas shopping amid ‘dramatically bad’ global supply chain crisis
Covid shutdowns of major international ports are putting extreme pressure on retailers to fill orders and keep shelves stocked

Matilda Boseley

04, Sep, 2021 @8:00 PM

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Inflation set to surge this autumn as Brexit and Covid combine
Worker shortages and problems with global supply chains together create ‘perfect storm’, say business leaders

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

03, Sep, 2021 @5:09 PM

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Britons holidaying in UK give welcome boost to high street
Domestic tourism helped footfall in August hit highest level since start of Covid pandemic

Larry Elliott Economics editor

02, Sep, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Barclaycard buoyed by August bank holiday spending surge
Card payment firm reports more transactions at weekend than on any day since Christmas Eve 2019

Larry Elliott Economics editor

01, Sep, 2021 @12:23 PM

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