People are spending more cash when they go out and they are going out more often.

The findings were revealed in the latest Deltic Night Index, which is put together by the late-night operators.

Its consumer survey indicates that the average consumer spend on a night out is £68.68 – up 15.5 per cent from last year.

This has been driven by a 12 per cent increase in food spend, 10 per cent on drinks and 32 per cent on transport costs.

In a slight increase from last year, 58 per cent of people now go out at least one night a week. The average night out is four hours and 35 minutes.

Attitudes towards leisure facilities are also generally positive with 57 per cent saying the provision for evening entertainment in their town is "amazing'. Younger consumers (18 to 21) were even more positive with 69 per cent sharing that sentiment.

Peter Marks, chief executive of The Deltic Group, said: "Given the ongoing pressures facing the UK's retail and leisure industries, it is fantastic – and perhaps surprising – to see that so many Brits feel this positively about their local towns and cities, and the leisure offerings within them.

"If anything, it seems that consumers are looking for even more variety, demonstrating just how important it is for operators to work together with local governments and other stakeholders to enrich our towns and cities by providing a great round-the-clock offer for people to enjoy."