56% set to shun new year revelries

AOL Money Staff
New Year fireworks
New Year fireworks

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More than half of cash-strapped Britons are planning to see in the new year with a quiet night in, research has suggested.

After a summer of celebrating the Queen's Diamond Jubilee and the Olympics, some 56% of people said they are shunning the traditional big night out and will instead be settling down at home, either on their own or with family this New Year's Eve, found Post Office Home Insurance.