SAVERS in Yorkshire are putting a bigger proportion of their pay away for a rainy day, it has emerged.
Figures from National Savings & Investments show that the average Tyke is now saving 8.56% of monthly income – the highest percentage in Great Britain.
The autumn figure equates to £103 per saver – £13 higher than the national average and in stark contrast to the summer when Yorkshire residents saved just 6.81% of their pay, equal to £83.
Nationally, people are now saving 7.33% of their income each month – representing £90 in real terms.
More than half of Britain’s savers – 52% – feel they have enough money in savings to cope in an emergency, an increase from 50% in Spring, 2012.
However 28% believe they’ll be saving less in the next three months.