UK online sales rocket
Must be all those Reg t-shirts...
In brief Online sales in the UK are booming, according to the latest government stats.
Brits spent a whopping £71.1bn online last year - up 81 per cent on 2003, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
Much of this online spending was conducted by businesses. Even so, e-spending by households rose from £10.8bn in 2003 to £18.1bn last year.
However, these are only "experimental statistics", according to boffins at the ONS so take them with an even larger pinch of salt than usual. ®