Aggregate UK spending on credit and debit cards decreased by 1% in the latest week, and fell by 8% when compared with the equivalent week of 2023; meanwhile, retail park footfall increased by 3% compared with the previous week, and transactions at Pret A Manger stores increased in 8 of the 10 location categories (Bank of England CHAPS, MRI OnLocation, Pret A Manger). Section 3: Consumer behaviour.

Update on transformation of research and development statistics May 2024