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Londonders More Likely To Ditch Bacon Than Booze This Month

Now that 2019 is in full swing, many will be turning their thoughts to the year ahead and looking at what positive changes they can make for the New Year. Figures released today tells us that Veganuary is set to be more popular than Dry January for Londoners., the leading savings site, surveyed over 2,000 people across the country and discovered that 2,662,900 Brits will be aiming to avoid eating and using animal products as part of Veganuary in the New Year. Indeed, 1 in 20 (5%) will not consume meat or dairy products in January – making Veganuary as popular as those attempting Dry January (6%).

Exercising more (50%) has topped the polls as London’s most popular New Year’s resolution. However, despite residents spending an average of £46.15 per month on getting fitter, almost half (47%) will have given up by March.

Over two-thirds (169%) of Londoners have decided on at least one New Year’s resolution this year, with a third (35%) saying they do it to improve their health and well-being and a third (32%) to improve their lifestyle.

London’s New Year’s resolutions:

  • Over 1 in 20 Londoners (6%) will attempt Veganuary this year, making it more popular than Dry January (5%)
  • 7 in 10 (69%) people in London have a New Year’s resolution – exercising more (50%), saving money (38%) and eating healthily (38%) top polls
  • Almost half (47%) of Londoners will give up on going to the gym by March – despite shelling out an average of £46.15 per month on membership
  • 1 in 10 (11%) people in London want to cut down on alcohol consumption – however 48% will give up within two months

Brexit for Londoners:

  • Almost 4 in 10 (38%) people in London admit Brexit will impact their decisions in 2019 – Over 1 in 10 will postpone buying a new car (11%) and buying a property (11%) due to financial uncertainty
  • One in four (25%) Londoners worry that Brexit could lead to unemployment – a quarter (23%) of residents hope to get a new job in 2019 and over 1 in 10 (12%) want to get a new qualification
  • A quarter (24%) of people in London will cut down on holidays because of Brexit – just under 3 in 10 (28%) won’t be travelling abroad at all in 2019

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