Daily Mail

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.

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