This weekend sees the return of the Isle of Man TT and with good weather expected crowds are likely to flock to the island.
That means a big boost for Manx business - our reporter Daniel Hewitt's been finding out how much that means to people there.
The government has announced a £23 million cash boost for businesses in the region.
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg says the money from the Regional Growth Fund. will be
shared between 7 businesses in the North West.
Nick Clegg said:'We’re seeing very encouraging signs that the British economy is on the road to recovery. Home-grown and British-based businesses are leading that charge for a stronger economy.'
Liverpool One shopping centre says visitor numbers to the Boxing Day sales are up 18% on last year.
It says 90% of its stores have sales on and car park spaces were full by noon.