Wallets will be feeling a bit lighter this weekend as shoppers turn out in search of a bargain ahead of Christmas. It's estimated that �10bn could be spent in the UK over the Black Friday period, �2.5bn in a single day.
Figures released recently showed a worrying national trend with regards to apprenticeships, with a 61% decline in apprenticeships across the UK.
One of Britain's favourite high street stores, Topshop, has finally kicked off their Black Friday deals. Shoppers are being treated to up to half price savings across different categories.
Having watched the value of their holdings in the UK's biggest energy supplier fall 30 per cent this year - as the company battled a tough home market - they now have a fresh problem: North America.
Growth in the UK's important services sector slowed to its weakest pace in more than four years in the fourth quarter, but a rebound in consumer spending helped to prop up the overall rate of economic expansion.