Christmas binge

A survey by chartered accountant Deloitte & Touche has found that UK consumers plan to spend an average of pounds 522 celebrating Christmas; pounds 290 will be spent on presents, pounds 159 on drink and pounds 73 on items such as decorations and wrappings. This figure is up by 2.5% on last year, in line with the rate of inflation. Around 77% of consumers expect to do most of their shopping on the high street, up from 63% last year.

A survey by chartered accountant Deloitte & Touche has found that

UK consumers plan to spend an average of pounds 522 celebrating

Christmas; pounds 290 will be spent on presents, pounds 159 on drink and

pounds 73 on items such as decorations and wrappings. This figure is up

by 2.5% on last year, in line with the rate of inflation. Around 77% of

consumers expect to do most of their shopping on the high street, up

from 63% last year.