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Christmas Spending

Less than one in five people switched broadband providers in the last year

  • Just 16% of people have switched broadband providers in the last 12 months, according to new research
  • Those aged between 18 and 24 are more likely to switch with 23% changing providers
  • And more than a third of Brits have NEVER switched their broadband provider
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More than 15million Brits will be spending less this Christmas

  • 31% will be more careful about spending 
  • 15% won’t be able to spend as much as usual
  • Brits will spend an average of just over £600 for festive fun
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One in ten Brits won’t be decking the halls at all this Christmas to save on energy costs

New research reveals that soaring household energy prices are having a knock-on effect on plans to decorate UK homes this Christmas:

  • 23% of those questioned will use fewer lights to save on energy
  • 12% will have no lights at all this Christmas
  • 6% will be investing in more sustainable lights this Christmas
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Half of Brits say they would not want their family or friends driving on a smart motorway

  • 45% of motorists also admit to not knowing what to do if they broke down on a smart motorway
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Less than 1 in 5 drivers have returned to pre-pandemic driving habits, according to new research

  • 7% of people have dropped the number of cars in their household
  • GoCompare quote data also reveals that the proportion of drivers with a higher annual mileage has decreased by 20%.
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Accidental damage claims spike following lockdowns

Quote data reveals an increase in the proportion of policyholders with an accidental damage claim

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1 in 5 UK adults don’t read the policy documents relating to their home and car insurance

  • A similar amount admit to only ‘sometimes’ checking their home or car policy details
  • Of those who don’t check their documents, 17% say they don’t care about the details, just about the price
  • A further 24% say the documents are too long
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Haunted houses: Does your insurance cover a ghoul-ish guest?

  • What householders can do if things go bump in the night (or the daytime come to that).
  • GoCompare insurance has some tips to ensure your insurance claim isn’t a horror story
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People buying health insurance in the UK are getting younger, says GoCompare

The average age of a policy holder is down by 20% in the past year

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The cost of getting on the road has dropped by a fifth for young drivers

The overall cost of getting on the road has dropped from £6,846 in 2019 to £5,703 in 2021