Family spending in the UK: financial year ending March 2016

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  • Average weekly household spending remained level at £528.90 in the financial year ending 2016, coinciding with a slowdown in consumer confidence.
  • Low-income households continued to spend a higher proportion of their expenditure on food and energy when compared with households with a higher income.
  • UK households spent more than £45.00 a week on restaurants and hotels for the first time in 5 years.
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