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A shopper carries bags while walking along on Oxford Street in central London.

U.K. household spending grew at the slowest pace in almost two years last month as freezing weather kept shoppers at home.

Annual consumption growth slowed to 2 percent, the weakest since April 2016, Barclaycard said in a report on Tuesday. Spending in stores fell 1.9 percent as Britons opted for online shopping as the “Beast from the…