Off-trade

Shopping trips to NI on cards again for Christmas?

Nearly one in five respondents (18 per cent) to a new travel survey from AA Travel Insurance intend going North before Christmas to purchase goods, mainly alcohol, groceries and gifts.

This indicates a two per cent rise on last year’s poll of 11,500 people.

Interestingly, a significant number of participants would consider more trips of this nature if the two per cent VAT increase goes ahead in January.

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