Online sales up over festive period

More of us than ever before are clicking online for Christmas. Online sales were up 18 per cent in December compared with last year.

At the same time, sales on the high street were also up - but only slightly. Our business correspondent Carole Green has been crunching the numbers.

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Rise in online Xmas spending

Shoppers in the run up to Christmas spent more online this year, in spite of the squeeze on incomes, according to the British Retail Consortium.