Cash-strapped Brits plan New Year night in

We might have spent a record-breaking sum at the Boxing Day sales but with Christmas out of the way, most Brits are planning a quiet night in for New Year.

Brits plan to stay in for New Year

According to a survey of 2,000 adults, by Morrisons, a record 83 per cent plan on staying at home rather than ringing in the New year at a party.

Of that number, 43 per cent said they would see in the start of 2013 snuggled on the sofa in front of a movie, while 38 per cent will simply treat themselves to dinner and a bottle of wine.

Only 12 per cent had invited friends and family round to celebrate.

Unsurprisingly, the most common reason given for staying in was money - 44 per cent said financial concerns were at the root of their decision, with the average Brit expecting to spend £78.20 on the food, drink, travel and ticket prices for a New Year night out.

And it seems few will miss the big party venue, because 49 per cent believe it's who you're with, not where you are on New Year's Eve that counts.

That doesn't mean we won't be indulging in a little bubbly to mark the occasion though. Morrisons expect to sell more than 89,000 bottles of sparkling wine, 14 tonnes of crisps and more than 43,000 packs of party poppers before 2013 begins.

Sonia Whiteley-Guest from the supermarket told the Daily Mail: "We understand that budgets are a little tight this year.

"People want to enjoy celebrating what a great year 2012 has been with people they love and care about rather than worry about the dent on their wallet."

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