Experts said a lack of consumer confidence lies at the heart of a lower spend both in shops and online.
Bad weather and the online shopping trend could be to blame, says an expert.
Adverts which perpetuate gender stereotypes are to be banned, the regulator has announced.
Which? testing found levels of boron in five slimes, and a putty exceeded EU safety limits.
If the UK leaves the European Union without a deal there will not only be impacts on Government, the individual will also be affected.
Airlines that cancel return flights when someone misses the first leg of their journey could be at risk of breaking consumer law.
The empty bags will be shredded into plastic pellets to be reused.
ITV News has seen new research showing how customers are cheating at self-checkout machines.
O2 customers affected by the mobile network's data outage could be in line for compensation over the loss of service.
The 4G network was restored by 3.30am on Friday.