Posted by Aston Avery

Should we charge our Christmas guests?

With less than two weeks until the big day, 30% plan to cut the amount they spend on gifts, food, drink and parties during the festive season, according to new research from Samsung UK.

Driven by spiraling living costs and higher energy bills – with over half (53%) citing rising gas and electricity costs as a reason to spend less this Christmas – four in 10 adults are worried about household expenditure, with 37% saying it is ‘getting out of hand’.

To compensate, a third (32%) plan on spending less this Christmas compared to previous years. Cutbacks include festive party wardrobe (33%), decorations (28%), and turkeys (23%).

Aston spoke to Teg Dosanjh, director of connected services and technology at Samsung UK.

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