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Consumer spending slows amid economic and political uncertainty

• Slowest increase in consumer spending since February 2014 • Transportation and communications dropped -5.2% year-on-year, driven by slowing growth in car sales • Clothing & Footwear retailers buck the trend, posting +4.2% year-on-year, its first rise in three months • Growth in e-commerce slows to +2.3% year-on-year while face-to-face expenditure falls slightly on an annual basis (-0.8%)

Consumer spending slows amid economic and political uncertainty

• Slowest increase in consumer spending since February 2014 • Transportation and communications dropped -5.2% year-on-year, driven by slowing growth in car sales • Clothing & Footwear retailers buck the trend, posting +4.2% year-on-year, its first rise in three months • Growth in e-commerce slows to +2.3% year-on-year while face-to-face expenditure falls slightly on an annual basis (-0.8%)

Spend by Chinese visitors to the UK hits record level, giving UK retailers a much-needed boost

• Chinese Visa cardholders visiting the UK spent £50m in July, overtaking tourists from France as the second highest spenders in the UK • A new simplified visa scheme for Chinese nationals introduced in July is expected to further boost Chinese tourism spending in the UK • The British high street was the main beneficiary, attracting £2 in every £5 of Chinese holiday spend