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You're More Likely To Get A Nice Present From Your Northern Relatives

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No you are not, and if you are a Southerner then don't go bragging about this until you have read the whole article!

"Southerners are generally much less generous when it comes to spending on presents at Christmas - but that's not the whole story. People in the North East are the most generous with their money, spending on average £471 on presents for friends and family at Christmas.

Despite having more disposable income generally, Londoners don't spend anywhere near as much money on presents for their friends - just £384 according to MoneySuperMarket, and a miserable £206 according to eBay.

The least generous of all according to the consumer advice website are those in Yorkshire and the Humber, where they spend £318 on average.

We've mapped out the amount of money spent on average per region using figures from MoneySuperMarket and based on a survey of 2,002 adults in the UK. However there are also figures from online bidding website eBay, also based on a survey carried out on their behalf.

The average amount spent on presents nationally according to MoneySuperMarket is £383 whereas the survey from eBay found the average to be a more austere £229 per person".

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/ampp3d/youre-more-likely-nice-present-4692542

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No you are not, and if you are a Southerner then don't go bragging about this until you have read the whole article!

"Southerners are generally much less generous when it comes to spending on presents at Christmas - but that's not the whole story. People in the North East are the most generous with their money, spending on average £471 on presents for friends and family at Christmas.

Despite having more disposable income generally, Londoners don't spend anywhere near as much money on presents for their friends - just £384 according to MoneySuperMarket, and a miserable £206 according to eBay.

The least generous of all according to the consumer advice website are those in Yorkshire and the Humber, where they spend £318 on average.

We've mapped out the amount of money spent on average per region using figures from MoneySuperMarket and based on a survey of 2,002 adults in the UK. However there are also figures from online bidding website eBay, also based on a survey carried out on their behalf.

The average amount spent on presents nationally according to MoneySuperMarket is £383 whereas the survey from eBay found the average to be a more austere £229 per person".

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/ampp3d/youre-more-likely-nice-present-4692542

That pretty much bears out the stereotype of the mean Yorksireman. :)

It needs to be correlated with the amount of personal debt in each part of the country. Perhaps the northerners are just adding to theirs.

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House prices are really cheap there. You can get a large 4 bedroom semi for less than £80K. And there are many of those for sale.

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Is it just me who looks at all those totals as very high? And I'm neither southern nor Yorkshire.

It is some hedonically adjusted VI piece paid for by the corporates, for the corporates. We're not aspirational enough, or successful enough, until we spend at least £1000 on each person that we know, and to the most distant relative.

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Definition of a Yorkshireman is a Scotsman with the generosity squeezed out of them.

Funny how Scotsmen come into Some regional stereotypes. Like a Geordie is a Scotsman with the brains kicked out...

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House prices are really cheap there. You can get a large 4 bedroom semi for less than £80K. And there are many of those for sale.

And the average wage in that area is?

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Funny how Scotsmen come into Some regional stereotypes. Like a Geordie is a Scotsman with the brains kicked out...

How was copper wire discovered? Two Scotchmen fighting over a penny....

On topic, it would be interesting to see that map shaded for spending as a percentage of average income in each area.

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How was copper wire discovered? Two Scotchmen fighting over a penny....

On topic, it would be interesting to see that map shaded for spending as a percentage of average income in each area.

Where would we be nowadays without copper wire? Yet another brilliant Scottish invention...:P

And as I suggested above, the correlation with debt by region.

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Where would we be nowadays without copper wire? Yet another brilliant Scottish invention... :P

And as I suggested above, the correlation with debt by region.

yup, mapped to levels of debt would also be telling, maybe even a 'before and after Xmas' debt level!

p.s. Scottish golf clubs have just agreed a new regulation "Members will refrain from picking up lost balls until they have stopped rolling."

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yup, mapped to levels of debt would also be telling, maybe even a 'before and after Xmas' debt level!

p.s. Scottish golf clubs have just agreed a new regulation "Members will refrain from picking up lost balls until they have stopped rolling."

...and the Royal and Ancient has only just voted to let women be full members!!

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Isn't Yorkshire in the 'north' too ?

So the tightest AND most generous are up north.

How confusing.

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Isn't Yorkshire in the 'north' too ?

So the tightest AND most generous are up north.

How confusing.

I was confused before I read this. Alzheimer's probably.

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