Consumer

Eating-out spend reaches 13 month high

Eating-out spend reaches 13 month high

By Sophie Witts

Consumer spending on eating and drinking-out reached a record peak in May, according to the latest Barclaycard Consumer Spending report.

Smaller businesses have not performed as well as bigger hotels this summer

Hoteliers notice signs of consumers saving money

By Lorraine Heller

Hotel and B&B owners around the UK have said that summer business this year has been broadly positive, although they have noted definite signs of consumers saving money.