Brits to spend £1.1bn this Easter

// Brits expected to splash their cash this Easter with a £1.1 billion spend
// 69% plan on shopping for the holiday this year
// Those celebrating Easter are expected to spend £30.41 on average

Almost 70 per cent of UK shoppers are expected to spend £1.1 billion this Easter.

Those celebrating Easter are expected to spend £30.41 on average, a 24 per cent increase from 2018 when consumers spent an average of £24.41.

Brits are planning on spending over a billion on chocolate, gifts and entertainment this Easter weekend, according to comparison site Finder’s latest survey.

The 69 per cent who plan on splurging marks a 17 per cent rise from the 59 per cent that shopped in 2018.

Meanwhile, a mere nine per cent plan on celebrating Easter without spending any additional money.

Consumers aged between 18-24 are expected to be the most cautious of their spending this Easter, with the average spend being £25.28, compared to 45-54 year olds who are forecasted to have the highest spend – an average of £32.25.

Moreover, the north east of England tops the Easter spending list with shoppers planning to spend £44.97 on average, while the West Midlands expects the lowest spenders – an average of £25.57.

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