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Consumer spending falls further in December

Headline Findings: • Consumer spending: down -1.0%, strongest decline since April 2018 • Face-to-Face expenditure falls -1.6%, eCommerce spending up just +0.5% • Transport & Communication sees fastest drop in spend (-4.4%), while Hotels, Restaurants & Bars buck the trend (+7.6%)

Household spending falls for second month running in November

17/12/2018

Headline Findings: • Consumer spending declines by -0.7%, following -0.2% fall in October • eCommerce expenditure rises by just +0.4%, while Face-to-Face spend falls again (-0.9%) • Transport & Communication, Clothing & Footwear and Recreation & Culture see quickest drops in spend

CRICKHOWELL HIGH STREET CROWNED ‘UK’S BEST’ IN GREAT BRITISH HIGH STREET AWARDS

15/11/2018

• Crickhowell High Street has been crowned the overall winner of the Government-run Great British High Street Awards 2018, sponsored by Visa • The Welsh high street, commended for its community-led initiatives and strong network of independent businesses, wins £15,000 for the local community

UK consumer spending falls slightly in October

Headline Findings: • Consumer spending: falls by -0.2%, after rising in August and September • eCommerce expenditure up by +2.6%, but Face-to-Face spend declines by -2.0% • Spending falls across Clothing & Footwear, and rises only slightly across Food & Drink and Hotels, Restaurants & Bars categories

Household spending increases slightly for second month in a row

15/10/2018

- 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

17/09/2018

- 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

13/08/2018

- 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

Consumer spending bounces back in May

17/06/2018

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