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Week in numbers

69% – The number of Brits who now make a packed lunch – 45% more than before the recession, according to Cheddar cheese brand Pilgrims Choice.

10,000 – The number of times Mortgage Brain’s mortgage sourcing app has been used by consumers since it was launched on the iPhone in mid-April.

29% – The percentage of claims made in the first four months of the year to mobile phone insurer for puppies chewing phones or gadgets.

£617m – The total cost of claims by Britons for damage caused by barbecuing while drunk, says MoreThan.

60% – The percentage of mortgages sold to first-time buyers in Northern Ireland in Q1 2012, Council of Mortgage Lenders data shows.

70% – The number of people who believe Britain is worse off now than 60 years ago when Queen Elizabeth II took the throne, according to Saga Group research.

£823m – The amount of money Britons are expected to spend during the Diamond Jubilee weekend, data shows.

£53 – The amount of money the average family can afford to save every month, according to Aviva.



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