The Black Friday sales bonanza was on course for a record with consumers set to spend almost �8bn during what has become a four-day shopping event.
The Bank of England's decision to raise interest rates is expected to lead to a downturn in the UK housing market. Photograph: Bloomberg via Getty Images.
Sports Direct founder Mike Ashley: 'Technically the money is owed and therefore should be paid.' Photograph: Joe Giddens/PA.
Confidence among British consumers fell sharply to its lowest level since the aftermath of the Brexit vote in November amid a worsening outlook for household finances and nerves around the housing market after interest rates rose.
Uber plans to take its fight over the employment status of its UK drivers to the Supreme Court. Earlier this month the Employment Appeal Tribunal rejected the ride-hailing firm's argument about the status of employees.