When The Who sang about My Generation it became a symbol of teenage angst. Released in 1965, “their generation” experienced the gaining popularity of the cassette recorder, could buy a loaf of bread for 9p (1970) and the average first time home owner in the 1960s was just 23, rising to 26 in 1974.
Archives: December, 2016
Christmas is coming…
…and so are the bills to pay for it. I hate to sound like a humbug, but the reality is that Christmas places a big burden on many households’ budgets. A survey recently undertaken by OnePoll on behalf of Nationwide, reveals that on average Brits spend almost half (44%) of their monthly salary on Christmas, with some spending considerably more. In Northern Ireland, for example, families spend 67% of their monthly salary on Christmas and in the North East the figure is 56%.
As 2016 is the year of surprises, Brexit, Donald Trump and Leicester City, what could we expect from the autumn statement?