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British splash out more on clothes and dining out

By Josie Clarke

Published 16/09/2016

Britons' spending on designer clothes and dining out has increased significantly on last year amid uncertainty following the Brexit vote, a survey suggests
Britons' spending on designer clothes and dining out has increased significantly on last year amid uncertainty following the Brexit vote, a survey suggests

Britons' spending on designer clothes and dining out has increased significantly on last year amid uncertainty following the Brexit vote, a survey suggests.

Estimated yearly spending on designer clothes, shoes and accessories is up 38% on last year, and spending on technology is up 22% to £190, the YouGov poll for vouchercodes.co.uk found.

Yearly spending on eating out is up to £500 per person, an increase of 6% on last year, and Britons are now spending an estimated average £219 a year on entertainment, up from last year's £173.

However spending on holidays has fallen from last year's average £1,022 to £953, perhaps as a result over currency exchange rate concerns, and spending on drinking outside the home has fallen from last year's £380 to £334 a year.

Vouchercodes spokeswoman Anita Naik said: "With the nation able to allocate a healthy 15% of their income to enjoying themselves, we've found Brits' spend on many key non-essential purchases has increased from 2015."

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