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U.K. Consumer Spending on Experiences at Home Jumped During Pandemic

  • Barclaycard sees gains for fast food and digital subscriptions
  • Consumers spent more on ‘staycations’ and home improvements
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U.K. consumer spending jumped 5.9% this year over levels prevailing before the pandemic struck, driven by a shift toward experiences at home.