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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-38991443

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Families in the UK are becoming more clean-living, with less money being spent on cigarettes and alcohol, but more being spent on going out to restaurants.

But the Family Spending Survey from the Office for National Statistics shows little change in spending overall.

In the year to the end of March 2016, families spent an average of £528.90 a week, the same as the previous year.

The ONS said growth in consumer confidence had levelled off in 2015-16.

The figures show that spending on alcohol and cigarettes continued to fall over the period, to £11.40 a week.

At the start of the 2000s, families were typically spending nearly £20 a week on such items.

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Meanwhile, households spent £45 a week on going out to restaurants, cafes and hotels - the first time that figure has has been reached in five years.

This includes alcoholic drinks being consumed in pubs.

 

Transport and housing remain the most expensive items in the household budget.

Families spent an average of £72.70, or 14% of their budgets, on transport.

We spent more on buying cars, but less on fuel, which became cheaper.

The next biggest expense was housing.

Excluding mortgages and council tax, we spent an average of £72.50 a week on our homes.

That includes rent, heating, water and maintenance charges.

I wonder what the figure is if they include mortgages and council tax!!

The great money cow that was cigs and alcohol for tax revenues now shrinking.  An impressive achievement.

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The next biggest expense was housing.

Excluding mortgages and council tax, we spent an average of £72.50 a week on our homes.

That includes rent, heating, water and maintenance charges.

Well they say spending £45 a week on eating out and hotels.....cut that out save a fortune, I don't know of anyone that spends that a week on eating out....have to ask ourselves why?;)

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UK households spent more than £45.00 a week on restaurants and hotels for the first time in 5 years

 

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20 minutes ago, winkie said:

Well they say spending £45 a week on eating out and hotels.....cut that out save a fortune, I don't know of anyone that spends that a week on eating out....have to ask ourselves why?;)

 

That equates to one night a week at the pub (no food) and a weekend away to Whitby at best. If we now see that as excessive then it is a sad world.

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Just now, CunningPlan said:

That equates to one night a week at the pub (no food) and a weekend away to Whitby at best. If we now see that as excessive then it is a sad world.

Hey! We are not that cheap in Whitby.  :D

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3 minutes ago, CunningPlan said:

That equates to one night a week at the pub (no food) and a weekend away to Whitby at best. If we now see that as excessive then it is a sad world.

Well what about the £72.50 a week for rent, heating, water and maintenance charges, can you believe that?....Where do they live?;)

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ONS accommodation / living costs

FakeStats

Pure propaganda, has been for years, manipulated to shit and shown to be many times on here.

 

 

Edited by onlyme2

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