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Visa's UK Consumer Spending Index - September 2018

-Consumer spending: increases by +0.2%, following +0.4% rise in August -Face-to-Face expenditure: up by +1.1%, while eCommerce spend falls by -0.2% -Sector data show that Hotels, Restaurants & Bars and Food & Drink categories continue to see strongest increases in spend

Consumer spending returns to positive territory in August

- Consumer spending: rises +0.4%, after -0.9% decline in July - Face-to-Face spend: increases +0.3%, but eCommerce expenditure declines by -0.2% - Hotels, Restaurants & Bars and Food & Drink categories see the biggest increases in expenditure

Household spending falls slightly in July

- Consumer spending: down -0.9% compared to July last year - Face-to-Face spend: decreases -1.2%, while eCommerce expenditure falls by -0.5% - Warmer weather supports solid increase in spend across Food & Drink and Hotels, Restaurants & Bars categories

‘Alight here for Gareth Southgate’ – iconic Tube station renamed in celebration of England football team

• Transport for London (TfL) and Visa proudly welcome home England manager Gareth Southgate and his team by renaming Southgate Tube station to honour the team’s achievement this summer; • Iconic London Underground station changed from ‘Southgate’ to ‘Gareth Southgate’ for 48 hours; • Commuters and football fans encouraged to share photos and videos using hashtag #SouthgateSelfie.

Weather and World Cup prompt first back-to-back jump in household spending in over a year

Headline Findings: • Consumer spending: Increases +0.7% compared to a year ago • Face-to-Face spend: Outstrips eCommerce for second consecutive month • World Cup fever: Hotels, Restaurants & Bars and Food & Drink categories are best performing sectors

Weather and World Cup prompt first back-to-back jump in household spending in over a year

Headline Findings: • Consumer spending: Increases +0.7% compared to a year ago • Face-to-Face spend: Outstrips eCommerce for second consecutive month • World Cup fever: Hotels, Restaurants & Bars and Food & Drink categories are best performing sectors

Consumer spending bounces back in May

Headline Findings: - Consumer spending: up +0.9% year-on-year, quickest increase since March 2017 - Face-to-Face spend: up +1.5% on the year, strongest upturn since October 2016 - Spending on household goods rises for the first time in 18 months

Consumer spending falls further amid weak high street performance

Consumer spending: drops -2.0% year-on-year, matching the decline seen in March Face-to-face spend: down -5.4% on the year, quickest fall for six years Household Goods and Recreation & Culture are weakest performing sectors

Consumer spending decline continues as March rounds off worst quarter in over five years

Consumer spending: declines -2.1% year-on-year, following -1.0% drop in February Face-to-Face spend: -3.0% on the year, while eCommerce falls by -1.2% Transport & Communication weakest performing sector