A study on the spending patterns across the UK has shown the impact of the pandemic on counties in North Wales. The Financial Times has analysed card spending by a sample of British bank customers to look at how areas have been affected since Covid hit the UK in March 2020. The full report in the FT can be accessed here. It found that Wales actually performed better than most of the English regions despite more restrictions – although spending was still down more than 5% on pre-pandemic levels. Only the North East of England and Scotland saw a smaller spending fall.
The FT said: “Some conclusions cut against the political conventional wi …