Brits spend £40.6bn on lockdown entertainment

22nd December 2020

According to Barclaycard Payments1, the UK population spent £40.6bn, or a staggering £771.34 each, on dispensable items to alleviate lockdown boredom.

The ordinary…

Popular purchases included takeaways (24%), summer clothes (19%) and garden plants and flowers (16%) – but not everybody was so conventional.

And the bizarre

Topping the list of the weirdest items purchased by lockdown consumers were an inflatable pub, an antique diving suit, a penny farthing bicycle and a piece of the moon!

Satisfied customers

Most customers proclaimed themselves satisfied with their lockdown purchases, with only 6% regretting their expenditure.

1Barclaycard Payments, 2020