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Family spending in the UK

The ONS bulletin on family spending in the UK for 2016 reveals that the average weekly household spending on alcohol and cigarettes remained level at £528.90 in the financial year ending 2016. Expenditure on alcohol and tobacco has been steadily decreasing from £19.50 in 2001/02 to £11.40 in 2015/16, where figures have been adjusted for inflation. 2015/16 is the first time the weekly average amount spent on alcohol and tobacco has fallen below £12.00. However, UK households spent more than £45.00 a week in restaurants and hotels for the first time in 5 years. This includes alcoholic drinks being consumed away from home (£7.50).
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