UK set for heaviest drinking day of the year

TODAY Brits will spend £2.3billion on alcohol on what is the booziest day of the calendar.

Today, the last Friday before Christmas, is popular for office parties.

British people are expected to drink more today than on any other day of the year – whether they want to or not.

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Figures show that Brits make an estimated 165 million trips to bars, pubs and clubs throughout December, spending £2.3 billion on drinks and even more on alcohol in shops.

But further numbers reported by dryjanuary.org.uk added that more than half of us (53 per cent) often feel social pressures to drink more than we actually want to.