Family spending down
HOUSEHOLDS spent almost £110 less a week during the pandemic, as lockdowns and closures took their toll.
The average household saw their weekly outgoings slashed by £109.10 or 19pc in the year to March 2021, according to Office for National Statistics figures.
Households with the highest income saved £193.10 per week as they worked from home and spent less on holidays. Those in the bottom fifth of earners saved just £41 a week.
Around a third of households saw their income fall in the year to March – but this rose to 42pc for those on the lowest 20pc of incomes.