Britons Tighten Their Purse Strings as Brexit Vote Looms: Chart

The anxiety sweeping across London trading floors about the U.K.’s future in Europe has spread to the shops. The possibility of Britons voting to leave the European Union on June 23 has contributed to the slowest monthly growth in U.K. consumer spending since February 2014, according to Visa Europe. The slowdown may bolster the campaign to remain in the EU, which contends that a Brexit vote would endanger Britain’s economic recovery.

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