CITY VIEWS: WILL YOU BE SPENDING LESS THIS CHRISTMAS BECAUSE OF WORRIES ABOUT THE ECONOMY

 
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KEVIN SKELLY | KIRKLAND

“I’ll be spending more this Christmas. I have a grandchild now so it’s definitely going to be more expensive. The austerity measures won’t have any real effect. It’s just something you have to spend money on.”

VIKAS SAINI | TMF

I’ll be spending about the same this year. The spending cuts and the economy won’t have an effect. I don’t have any children so I don’t have to shell out loads on them. The VAT hike won’t make much difference to me.”

ANNA POLLINS | RAYMOND JAMES

I’ll probably be spending more but I’ve definitely budgeted for it this year. I made a decision to keep some money set aside for Christmas, where I might not have before. The VAT rise won’t affect me.”