Britons slash Christmas dinner spend

Adrian Holliday

New research claims the cost of seasonal basics like spuds, sprouts and nuts have soared. For some even Christmas Brussel sprouts may be unaffordable.

Roll back to 2007 when sprouts cost around £1.25 a kilo. Today it's closer to £2.10. But it's not all bad for many recession-strapped Britons - especially if you're partial to a bit of bubbly.%VIRTUAL-SkimlinksPromo%