What's happening to UK consumers' finances?

Depending on which audience your brand or product targets, you can face a very different consumer climate from other companies, no matter what the overall economy is doing. What’s affecting the under-30s – rocketing rents, repayment of student loans, the jobs market – is not the same as what’s facing the over-65s – rising pensions but plunging interest on savings. VISIT THE REPORTS PAGE TO SEE THE VITAL INSIGHTS THAT CONSUMERCAST CAN OFFER YOU

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Restaurants, pubs and hotels still took the lion's share of growth in January

The supposed retail bounce-back in January actually provided pretty slim pickings for the sector, with only grocery looking slightly more perky than recently. With domestic consumer spending growth of £1bn compared with January 2019, reaching £88bn, UK consumers were still pretty cautious and in fact total spend grew no faster than in December. Restaurants, pubs and hotels on the other hand saw an acceleration in growth to 5.7%, taking £0.6bn of the increase in spending, leaving retail with just £0.2bn more than in January 2019. Any increase came from online sales, and with growth back down to just 3.7% after...

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How’s the consumer economy going to affect my business?

ConsumerCast allows you to understand what’s really happening to your customers’ household finances and how they’re likely to respond to changing economic circumstances. It also gives you insight into shifts in spending patterns of different demographics and helps you spot emerging consumer opportunities for your business.

The research is based on an entirely new way of combining existing government income and expenditure data, including the Family Spending report, which covers at least 5,000 households each year, and the United Kingdom National Accounts.

FIND OUT ABOUT WHAT CONSUMERCAST CAN OFFER YOU BY GOING TO THE REPORTS PAGE ABOVE

Simplicity

Complex economic trends made easy to understand

Relevance

Explaining how changing consumer spending and income will affect your business

Experience

20 years' experience covering the evolution of the consumer economy

Insight

Providing understanding you can use to guide your business

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“This research gives vital strategic understanding of UK households' finances and spending patterns”

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“ConsumerCast's research helps me understand what's really driving changing spending habits”

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