Savings levels in the UK have dropped in the past year.
Figures from National Savings and Investment's (NS&I's) latest Quarterly Savings Survey discovered adults are typically setting £87 aside each month, which is down on the £100 recorded from 12 months ago.
Some 23 per cent of Britons are not saving at all though, possibly due to the financial pressures they are under, while 37 per cent do not think they have a large enough pot to cope with an emergency.
John Prout, retail customer director at NS&I, said: "When times are tough it can be difficult to save, but even putting away a few pounds each week will help act as a financial cushion."
He added people should have a look at their finances and see if they can scale back some of their payments.
Other findings from the research include that 49 per cent of Britons are unlikely to increase the amount they save in the next three months, while those aged between 35 and 44 are particularly struggling to set money aside.