Belfast Telegraph

Sunday 28 December 2014

Six million plan Jubilee party

Almost six million Britons plan to throw a house party this weekend for the Diamond Jubilee, a study has suggested
Almost six million Britons plan to throw a house party this weekend for the Diamond Jubilee, a study has suggested

Almost six million Britons plan to throw a house party this weekend for the Diamond Jubilee, a study has suggested.

Some 12% of people plan to hold celebrations at home to mark the Queen's 60-year reign, spending £83 each on average, amounting to £424 million spent across the country on food, drink and decorations, Santander Insurance found.

People living in Wales were the most likely to be hosting a bash, with 14% of people questioned planning a shindig, while those in the North East were the least likely, with 9% saying they would do so, researchers suggested.

Some 13% of Londoners said they planned to hold a celebration, the same proportion as those in the Midlands and the South East.

Northern regions and Scotland tended to be among the areas least likely to be holding a party, according to the study, which questioned 2,012 people.

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