MORRISONS is launching a £7.50 Christmas meal deal for work parties on a budget.

The chain is opening its cafes to groups, offering traditional three-course menus with all the trimmings.

The Christmas Meal Deal is in response to new research which shows that 70 per cent of UK workers expect cut backs to their office parties because of tough trading conditions and economic uncertainty. Tables for up to 20 can be booked now for November 25 to December 23.