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UK card spending last week at 95% of pre-pandemic level: ONS

UK card spending last week at 95% of pre-pandemic level: ONS
UK card spending last week at 95% of pre-pandemic level: ONS   -   Copyright  Thomson Reuters 2021
By Reuters

LONDON – Spending on credit and debit cards in Britain last week stood at only 95% of its pre-pandemic average in February of last year, in part reflecting the impact of a bank holiday, official data showed on Thursday.

The Office for National Statistics also said restaurant bookings during the week to this Monday stood at 119% of the level seen two years ago – a 28 percentage point decrease from a week previously.

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