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Week in numbers

10 million – The number of people reducing the amount they spend on gas and electricity to pay their mortgage or rent, an increase of 60% since 2008, according to Shelter.

7% – The number of Brits who hit the ski slopes having only practiced on a games console, according to research from Santander Insurance.

23% – The percentage of skiers who admit to still being drunk from the night before while skiing, also according to Santander Insurance.

£20 – What the regulator is charging for attending each of its Mortgage Market Review roadshows.

£38bn – The total amount households must find to maintain the living standard they enjoyed 12 months ago, says MGM Advantage.

£60,000 – The amount shadow housing minister Jack Dromey failed to declare for work he carried out for Unite while an MP.

1.6million – The number of people claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance in December 2011, up 1,200 on December, says the Office for National Statistics.

£100,000 – The amount Halifax raised for Save the Children through its online Christmas choir.

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