Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Supporting the UK

I am not panicking (yet) about the circumstances regarding the EU referendum, but I am keeping a tighter rein on some aspects of my finances nonetheless - just in case we have a temporary storm to weather!  Usually I think nothing of doing something nice with the kids every single weekend but today I actually put the leaflet about a circus back in the drawer so I would not be tempted.  Instead I will think of a cheaper alternative they will still benefit from, we can enjoy the simple things for a while (jumping in puddles, bike rides and woodland walks), plus they visited the circus last year so really it’s not a necessity (or so I keep telling myself!).

But I guess it’s still very important for us all to keep spending in the UK, supporting British companies as much as we can.  

I will do my bit just more carefully and shop around and use voucher codes wherever possible with sites like that have 6,000 discount codes to choose from.  I am already finding myself looking on the back of products and seeing if they are made in the UK.  I do not know what the future holds but I tend to carry on regardless, some purchases I will not put off because of the situation.  We need money to keep circulating around our local communities and the UK in general.

Apparently the retail sector contributes £17.5 billion in taxes a year so if we all hold onto our purse strings we might notice quite a dip!  

Remarkably in the UK we have the highest spend per head for e-commerce of any country – I just hope that everyone is searching for a discount code first!  I always have, but then I like to save money where possible.  You always feel a huge sense of satisfaction when you apply a code or click through a link that means you paid that bit less.  Just make sure you look at discount sites that are regularly updates to find the best deals.

The only other change I plan on making is booking a staycation break next year, so I will be searching sites for discounts on holidays closer to home.

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