Consumer Spending

Most of the additional cash was spent on eating out in cafes and quick service restaurants

Eating out spend rises as fuel costs drop

By Mike Berry

Spending on eating out has increased as the fall in petrol prices drove consumers to pump an additional £12.81 each into the UK economy last month, as they benefited from an extra £19.81 in their pockets.

Dating contributes to food and drink spend

Food and drink spend on dates rises

By Mark Wingett

A combined study by dating website match.com and the Centre for Economic Business Research (CEBR) found that dating contributes about £3.6bn every year to the UK economy and that this has increased by £200m so far this year, compared with 2011.

Eating out: consumers still spending

Eating and drinking out spend rises in Q1

By John Harrington, M&C Report

Consumers are continuing to eat and drink out despite the challenging economic times, according to the Consumer Expenditure Index.