Locked-down Britons spent £93billion online in 2020

Britons splashed £93billion on online shopping in 2020 alone – up from £64billion in 2019, a United Nations study has revealed. In total, 23.3 per cent of all retail sales were online in the UK last year, marking a rise on the 15.8 per cent seen one year prior. Globally, 19 per cent of all shopping was done … Read more

Locked-down Britons spent £93billion online in 2020

Britons splashed £93billion on online shopping in 2020 alone – up from £64billion in 2019, a United Nations study has revealed. In total, 23.3 per cent of all retail sales were online in the UK last year, marking a rise on the 15.8 per cent seen one year prior. Globally, 19 per cent of all shopping was done … Read more

April showers arrive LATE! Britons are set for damp May bank holiday weekend with mild 55F highs

Bank holiday staycationers would be wise to pack an umbrella as the country is set for a damp weekend with mild 55F highs before the downpours continue next week. Heavy bursts of rain are expected in the far southeast, northern and northeastern parts of the UK tomorrow as temperatures plummet below 50F for the rest … Read more

Britons prefer to have an allotment than a sports car, survey finds

Britons prefer to have an allotment than a sports car, survey finds as more than 100,000 are on the waiting list for one More than 100,000 Britons on waiting lists for allotments amid lockdown surge Now a new poll finds that it is among the three most popular ‘top goals’ in life And buying a sports … Read more

Post-lockdown plans: The top 30 things Britons are most excited to see again soon

The view from a plane window, a full football stadium, friends around the kitchen table and the INSIDE of their local pub: The top 30 things Britons are most excited to see again soon The No1 sight for Britons is that of friends sitting around their kitchen table 57 per cent claim there are sights … Read more

Britons ’empty Lake Windermere’ every year washing their clothes

Britons use so much water washing their clothes every year that they could more than empty out Lake Windermere, according to a new study. Researchers at Oxwash, a sustainable laundry and dry cleaning service, looked at average water consumption, the number of washing machines and laundry habits. They found that up to 360 billion litres … Read more

Three in four Britons don’t trust online banking

Three in four Britons don’t trust online banking as threat from scams escalates  76% said they ‘lack trust towards using their banking services online’  81% say that ‘trust is the most important factor in their purchasing journey’ It comes as banks continue to close branches By Toby Walne for The Mail on Sunday Published: 22:21 … Read more

Campsites reopen as millions of lockdown-weary Britons plan summer ‘staycation’ breaks

Campsites across the UK have reopened as lockdown-weary Britons begin planning their summer staycation breaks.   On the day which saw the country covered in flurries of snow as temperatures plummeted below freezing, camping holidays may be the only option for those keen to get away.  England has finally eased its lockdown restrictions and given Brits a taste … Read more

Covid lockdown UK: Millions of Britons will spend £300m next week when pub beer gardens open

Britons across the country could be told to wear masks when they return to beer gardens next week despite being outside. From Monday, pubs will be permitted to welcome customers back as the latest lockdown restrictions begin to ease but they must only be served outside.  Government guidance states that masks must only be worn … Read more

Covid lockdown UK: Millions of Britons will spend £300m next week when pub beer gardens open

Britons across the country could be told to wear masks when they return to beer gardens next week despite being outside. From Monday, pubs will be permitted to welcome customers back as the latest lockdown restrictions begin to ease but they must only be served outside.  Government guidance states that masks must only be worn … Read more