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Card spending in UK falls below pre-COVID average - ONS

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By Reuters
Card spending in UK falls below pre-COVID average - ONS
Card spending in UK falls below pre-COVID average - ONS   -   Copyright  Thomson Reuters 2021

LONDON – Spending on credit and debit cards in Britain fell last week to 97% of its pre-pandemic average in February 2020, official data showed on Thursday.

The sharpest falls over the past week came for spending in the ‘staple’ and work-related categories, although social spending and spending on ‘delayable’ goods such as clothing and furnishing were furthest below their pre-pandemic level.