The UK’s New Year resolutions revealed for 2023

  • Environmental concerns drop out of the top ten resolutions for 2023, in favour of addressing work life balance concerns
  • Top financial resolutions include, curbing their grocery spend, cutting back on take aways and possibly not going on holiday
  • 48% of the population will be making some sort of resolution in 2023, the highest number of people in the last three years
  • Only one in ten resolutions lasts a whole year

New research from Go.Compare has revealed that almost half (48%) of the UK’s population will be making New Year’s resolutions for 2023, with weight loss, taking care of mental health and improving finances all making it into the top ten resolutions.*

The comparison site interviewed over 2,000 UK adults and found that almost half of those surveyed will be making some sort of resolution for next year, and the large majority of these will be focused around our physical and mental wellbeing.

For the first time, environmental concerns dropped out of the top ten this year, being replaced by a priority to address “work life balance” concerns. According to findings, the average resolution lasts 18 weeks and just one in 10 people will make their resolution last the whole year.

         The UK’s Top Ten New Year’s Resolutions for 2023


Eat healthier or change diet


Lose weight


Get fitter, take more exercise


Spend more time with family and friends


Sort out finances and cut back spending


Be more aware of and take care of mental health


Travel more


Take-up a new hobby, sport, or other interest


Look for a new job


Correct worklife balance


Financial resolutions for 2023

When asked about any financial resolutions for 2023, 33% of people said that saving money on their outgoings would be their top priority, followed by saving more money in a deposit account and getting out of debt.

When asked about how they plan to save on their outgoings, the top three answers were spending less on fashion and clothing, cutting back on grocery shopping and having fewer take aways. Almost a quarter (24%) of people said might forgo a holiday next year to save money.

Matt Sanders, head of money at Go.Compare, commented:

“The New Year is often a good time to think about making changes, and if you’ve overindulged during the festive period, it’s often a good excuse to get back on the fitness straight and narrow. That said, January can be a long month so cutting back on everything can make it feel even longer, so maybe look at realistic and practical changes you can make, rather than cutting back all together.

“Health and wellbeing remain a big focus for many people’s 2023 resolutions, and with an ongoing cost-of-living crisis, it’s not a surprise to see that sorting out finances and cutting back on spending has also made it into the top ten. The news has been bleak this year when it comes to finances, but there are still ways you can save on your outgoings and take back control over your spending.

“As well as cancelling expenses that you don’t really need or use, it’s also important to make sure you aren’t paying over the odds for the essentials, such as car and home insurance, broadband and TV.  Always check other deals available before accepting the price you’re offered initially.”

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Notes to editors

*Between 6th - 9th December 2022, an online survey of 2,004 randomly selected Great British adults was executed by Maru/Blue. For comparison purposes, a probability sample of this size has an estimated margin of error (which measures sampling variability) of +/- 2.1%. The results have been weighted by age, gender, region and social grade to match the population, according to Census data. This is to ensure the sample is representative of the entire adult population of Great Britain. Discrepancies in or between totals are due to rounding.

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When it launched in 2006, it was the first comparison site to focus on displaying policy details rather than just listing prices, with the aim of helping people to make better-informed decisions when buying their insurance. It is this approach to comparing products that secured the company an invitation to join the British Insurance Brokers’ Association (BIBA) in 2008, and it is still the only comparison site to be a member of this organisation.

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