Consumers Feel The Pinch As Christmas Draws Closer

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In this photo illustration pound coins are stacked in front of a... News PhotoBristol - England,British Pound Sterling Note,Coin,Economy,England,Finance,Horizontal,Illustration Technique,Merchandise,Recession,UKPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2008 Getty ImagesBRISTOL, UNITED KINGDOM - NOVEMBER 27: In this photo illustration pound coins are stacked in front of a twenty pound note on November 27 2008 in Bristol, England. Many UK consumers are feeling the pinch as the financial crisis and economic downturn makes borrowing harder and more expensive and the recession starts to bite. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)