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  • November 21, 2022
    Children across the country can breathe a sigh of relief this Christmas, as families plan to prioritise spending on their presents, while cutting back in other areas, according to new research from Asda.The supermarket’s latest Mindset survey found that 92% of shoppers plan to spend the same or more on their children this year despite having…
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  • October 26, 2022
    Asda customers have turned to energy saving products in record numbers as they look at ways to combat the cost of living crisis.With household bills continuing to rise sharply, the latest Asda Income Tracker shows families were £141 per month worse off in September compared to the previous year – primarily due to soaring utility bills, with gas…
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  • September 23, 2022
    The majority of UK households are notably worse off compared to this time last year as spiralling living costs continues to outstrip wage growth, according to the latestAsda Income Tracker.Despite strong annual wage growth of 5.5% in the three months to the end of July¹, 80% of UK households were worse off in real terms due to an 11.8% increase in…
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  • August 22, 2022
      Household income (weekly average) Y-o-Y% change Essential spending (weekly average)            Y-o-Y% changeHousehold discretionary income (weekly average) Y-o-Y% changeJuly2022£8943.2%£54211.8%£204-16.5%       A sharp increase in…
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  • July 25, 2022
      Household income (weekly average) Y-o-Y% change Essential spending (weekly average)            Y-o-Y% changeHousehold discretionary income (weekly average) Y-o-Y% changeJune2022£8902.9%£53711%£200-18%       Household disposable…
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  • March 29, 2018
    The latest figures from Asda’s Income Tracker reveal that: 2018 outlook improves as family spending power returns to growthNorthern Ireland and London see gross income rise fastest in Q1 2018, with positive trend in family spending power growth across almost all regionsInflation falls back as price rises for fuel and leisure slow downHowever,…
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  • July 27, 2017
    Consumer spending power has fallen for families in 75% of UK regionsUnemployment was down again in June to 4.5%, the lowest seen in the UK since the 1970’s A surprising fall in inflation to 2.6% provided a small relief for families in June Wales and Northern Ireland saw the largest decline in weekly spending power with a decrease of £5.90 and…
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  • June 29, 2017
    Families across the UK had £194 of discretionary income in May, £4 per week less than the same month last yearFamilies with the lowest income see the biggest reduction in disposable incomeVehicle fuels and electricity show the greatest inflation year on year, with an increase of 7.5% and 7.7% respectivelyAsda’s pulse of the nation insight shows…
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  • April 27, 2017
    The Asda Income Tracker reveals that families had £200 of discretionary income in March, only £2 more than the same time last year Two out of five age groups in the UK saw negative spending power growth, with 65 to 74 year olds seeing the largest declineIncome growth for the average household was down to 2.2% year on year, the weakest since…
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  • March 31, 2017
    Families had £202 of discretionary income in February, £3 more than the same time last year and £2 less than in JanuaryAsda Income Tracker reveals that three out of five income groups in the UK are now in negative spending power growth Fuel prices rose even further in February up nearly 20% year on yearNew customer data shows that nearly 50% of…
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  • February 27, 2017
    Families had £205 of discretionary income in January, £7 more than the same time last year But Asda Income Tracker reveals Household debt has grown by nearly 10% a year over the last 5 years The cost of living increased again in January 17, which contributed to the slowdown in disposable income growthFuel prices were up nearly 17% year on year, as…
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  • January 25, 2017
    Inflation hits the highest level since July 2014 at 1.6%Petrol prices have increased by 10% since December 2015, the largest increase for 5 yearsFamilies could still enjoy £202 of discretionary income in December– a 4.4% increase from the same time last yearThe North East and Yorkshire see the fastest growth in spending power across the regionsThe…
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  • December 29, 2016
    Petrol prices increased by 7.4% year on year in November, the highest price since July 2015Inflation hit a two year high of 1.2%Data shows under 30s have the lowest discretionary income compared to older generationsDisposable income grew 4.5% year-on-year in November, leaving families with £202 per week - third consecutive month of single digit…
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  • October 28, 2016
    September spending growth dropped to under £10 per week – the first time since October 2014Families across the UK had £201 of discretionary income per week in September – a rise of 4.7% compared to 2015Wage growth remained flat as pace of inflation continued to riseDiscretionary income in Scotland reached £204 per week, overtaking the UK…
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  • September 30, 2016
    UK families had £201 of discretionary income in August – a rise of 5.3% in spending power compared to the same period last yearBut growth continues to slow as rising transport, fuel and food prices affect family bank balances Weakened pound is not deterring shoppers UK families had £201 in discretionary income to spend in August according to the…
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  • August 30, 2016
    Families have seen a 1.9% increase in earnings since July 2015 with disposable income reaching an average of £202 per week Growth in spending power has slowed as essential item inflation increased to 0.1%Highest-earning households took home 10 times more than the lowest income households in July 2016The wealthiest household’s earnings have grown…
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  • July 28, 2016
    The average UK household had a weekly disposable income of £201 a week last month, an average of £12 more than in June 2015Annual growth in spending power has remained above £10 a week for 20 consecutive monthsWage growth across the UK remained relatively flat (2.2%) but stayed well above the level of essential item inflation (-0.1%)The rate of…
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  • June 20, 2016
    The average UK household had £201 a week of discretionary income in May – £13 more than in May 2015Year-on-year growth in spending power has now remained in double digits for over 18 monthsIt is the second consecutive month discretionary income has reached £200 or over and - the highest amount recorded since the Asda Income Tracker was established…
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  • May 25, 2016
    Highest recorded figure since Asda's Income Tracker beganThe average UK household had £200 a week of discretionary income in April – £12 more than in April 2015 - and the highest figure recorded since the Asda Income Tracker began in 2008Year-on-year growth in spending power has remained above £10 per week for a full yearand a half, marking 18…
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  • April 26, 2016
    However, Northern Ireland remains worst performing region – and lags far behind the UK average of £198 per weekPace of growth also slows – 7.2% compared to 14.8% in same quarter last yearThe spending power of the average Northern Ireland family has finally reached the £100 per week milestone, according to Asda’s latest Income Tracker – a rise of…
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